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CATHOLIC 

THEOLOGICAL 
UNION 

AT CHICAGO 




2004-2006 

BULLETIN 



MISSION: WITNESS TO THE GOSPEL 

The primary mission of Catholic Theological Union is the aca- 
demic and pastoral formation of students preparing for priest- 
hood and a variety of ministries in the United States and around 
the world. CTU also provides continuing theological education 
for clergy, religious, and lay persons. This process occurs within 
a community of faith in interaction with a living Catholic tradition 
and ecumenical, interfaith, and cross-cultural perspectives and 
resources. Through its degree programs and other educational 
and formational opportunities, CTU strives to educate effective 
leaders for the church whose mission is to witness Christ's good 
news of justice, love, and peace to people of all nations. 



This is a publication of Catholic Theological Union 
5401 S. Cornell Avenue 
Chicago, Illinois 60615 

For admissions information 

Call 773.753.5316 or Fax 773.324.4360 or e-mail admissions@ctu.edu 

Visit our Website: www.ctu.edu 



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Table of Contents 



GENERAL INFORMATION 1 

Introduction 1 

History 1 

Identity 2 

Mission 2 

Setting 2 

A Diverse Neighborhood 3 

Hyde Park 4 

The Campus 5 

The Bechtold Library 5 

Educational Technology 5 

Special Programs and Resources 6 

The Joseph Bernardin Center 6 

Catholic-Jewish Studies 7 

Catholic-Muslim Studies 7 

Center of Centers 8 

The Chicago Center for Global Ministries 8 

Center for the Study of Religious Life 8 

The Institute for Sexuality Studies 9 

Spiritual Formation Programs 9 

Emmaus Program for Continuing Lay Formation 10 

The Oscar Romero Scholars Program 11 

The Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program 11 

Formation Council 11 

The Faculty 13 

New Theology Review 25 

Visiting Scholars 25 

Academic Programs 27 

The Curriculum 27 

Components of the Curriculum 27 

The Core Curriculum 28 

Degree Programs 29 

Master of Divinity Program (M.Div) 29 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Program (M.A.PS.) 32 

Master of Arts Program (M.A.) 34 

Research M.A 35 

General Academic M.A 36 

Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program (D.Min.) 36 



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Certificate Programs 38 

Biblical Spirituality 38 

Cross-Cultural Mission 39 

Health Care Mission Leadership 39 

Liturgical Studies 39 

Pastoral Studies 39 

Spiritual Formation 39 

Continuing Education 40 

Off-Site Learning 40 

Evenings and Weekends 40 

Leadership Seminars in Pastoral Administration 40 

Summer Institute 40 

Sabbaticals 41 

The Hesburgh Sabbatical 41 

Individually-Designed Sabbatical Program 41 

Institute of Religious Formation 41 

Ministry Study Programs 42 

World Mission Program 42 

Spirituality Studies 42 

Hispanic Ministry 43 

Hyde Park Joint Pan-African Ministries Program 43 

Native American Ministries 43 

Institute for Liturgical Consultants 43 

Off-Campus Study 44 

Biblical Study/Travel 44 

Overseas Training Program 44 

Louvain Study 45 

Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies 45 

Claret Center Internship in Spiritual Direction 45 

National Capital Semester for Seminarians 45 

Institute for Black Catholic Studies 46 

Course Offerings 47 

Academic Information 51 

Admissions Policies 51 

Specific Admissions Requirements 52 

Academic Policies 54 

Student Life 61 



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Financial Information 65 

Financial Aid 65 

Scholarships 65 

Appendix 69 

The Administration 69 

Administrative Offices & Staff 69 

Communities Participating in the Union 72 

Board of Trustees 74 

Trustees Emeriti 76 

Accreditation 77 

The Association of Chicago Theological Schools 78 

Department Phone Numbers 79 

Directions to CTU 81 

Map 82 

Academic Calendar 83 

Index 84 



IV 



Word From The President 




Fr. Donald Senior, C.P. 



Dear Friends, 

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Theological Union. We 
believe that CTU offers you extraordinary opportunities to deepen 
your knowledge of our Catholic heritage and to prepare yourself to 
serve the mission of the church and the good of the human family. 

We are blessed with a superb faculty who are not only leading 
scholars in their fields but skilled and caring teachers. Chicago, 
and its lakeside Hyde Park university community where CTU is 
located, is a beautiful and dynamic world-class city, full of cultural, 
recreational, and educational opportunities. Our close relationship 
with the University of Chicago and neighboring divinity schools 
provides a valuable ecumenical dimension to the courses available 
to our students. 



This year CTU will inaugurate an exciting new design of its 
academic calendar and curriculum. Moving from the quarter to the 
semester system insures that students can freely cross-register in 
1 1 Chicago area schools of theology. The theological curriculum 
continues to offer a wide variety of courses but there will be more 
interdisciplinary courses and more team teaching to help students 
integrate contemporary experience and the richness of our Catholic 
tradition. Core courses in the church's biblical and theological 
heritage, in the practice of ministry, and in the church's relationship 
with world religions are coupled with specialized courses in all 
of the relevant areas of theological inquiry. We truly believe this 
creative new curriculum will equip our students for the church 
of the third millennium. 

CTU has grown to be the largest Catholic school of theology 
in North America and it enjoys an international reputation for 
excellence. We hope you will join us in this great enterprise. 
We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago and to Catholic 
Theological Union. 



Sincerely, 




Fr. Donald Senior, C.P. 
President 



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GENERAL INFORMATION 



INTRODUCTION: OUT OF THE ORDINARY 

This is not your average seminary. It's not your average university, either. And it's 
definitely not your average theological school. 

Catholic Theological Union is a place where good things happen, where people pursuing 
the priesthood study alongside lay women and men who are preparing for ministry or 
are just hungry for a life of the spirit. When you walk the hallways of this place, when 
you sit in a classroom or stop for lunch in the cafeteria . . . wherever you are, you will 
feel the difference. Here you will experience the church at its best, and you will sense a 
vibrant spirit everywhere. 

Our faculty are leading scholars and skilled teachers who deeply care about their 
students. Our students are people from all over the world, from all walks of life, who 
are pursuing truth and in the process, are coming to see faith in a new way. 



HISTORY: IN THE SPIRIT OF VATICAN II 

In 1968 three religious communities came together and founded Catholic Theological 
Union (CTU). Their vision was to offer seminary students a priestly formation that 
mirrored the spirit of Vatican II — the renewal of the church. 

Since the time of its founding Catholic Theological Union has become a world class 
school of theology and ministry with a student body that is a rich mosaic of women and 
men, internationally and ethnically diverse, religious and lay, and multi-generational. 
The faculty is comprised of distinguished men and women scholars who author the 
leading books on theology and take time to mentor students. The academic programs 
have also expanded over the years to address the contemporary needs of the church 
within the context of a global society. 

Today, 32 religious orders send their students to CTU. In fact, one in every six religious 
order priests being ordained in the United States today is a CTU graduate. Over 3,200 
CTU graduates serve the church across the U.S. and in 65 countries worldwide, working 
in a wide range of settings — parishes, homeless shelters, youth ministry, prisons, 
hospitals, schools, colleges, and universities, gang ministry, hospices, and a myriad of 
other ministries. 



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IDENTITY: A VISION FOR THE CHURCH 

Catholic Theological Union is the largest Roman Catholic school of theology and 
ministry in the United States preparing women and men to serve the church throughout 
the world. CTU is a community of inquiry where faculty and students engage in the 
pursuit of unparalleled academic excellence, inspired ministerial/pastoral leadership, and 
a spirit of devoted service. The setting for this collaborative effort is an urban, 
ecumenical, multicultural and university environment. 



MISSION: WITNESS TO THE GOSPEL 




The primary mission of Catholic Theological Union is the academic and pastoral 
formation of students preparing for priesthood and a variety of ministries in the United 
States and around the world. CTU also provides continuing theological education for 
clergy, religious, and lay persons. This process occurs within a community of faith in 
interaction with a living Catholic tradition and ecumenical, interfaith, and cross-cultural 

perspectives and resources. Through its 
degree programs and other educational 
and formational opportunities, CTU 
strives to educate effective leaders for the 
church whose mission is to witness 
Christ's good news of justice, love, and 
peace to people of all nations. 



SETTING: IN THE "CITY 
OF BIG SHOULDERS" 

Carl Sandburg's poem "Chicago" describes 
the energy and strength of the city in 
which Catholic Theological Union is set. 
It is a sprawling giant of a city with sleek 
skyscrapers and tree-filled parks visible 
from the windows of CTU. Chicago was 
shaped by the dreams, values, and 
resiliency of its immigrant daughters and 
sons who built this frontier outpost that has 
become the global city of today. 

Chicago is also home to an incredible 
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a point about the relationship between Catholicism and other 
Christian traditions in an all school forum. Lively inter- 
changes on timely issues such as the ethics of cloning, the 
death penalty, and the ramifications of new documents from 
the Vatican, are a valued part of intellectual life at CTU. 



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Flag bearer and graduate Angela Hibbard, IHM, celebrates. Held at a landmark synagogue in Hyde Park, graduation begins 
with a colorful procession of international flags carried by graduates who are natives of those countries. 

treasures — among them the Art Institute, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the 
Goodman Theater, seven professional sports teams, and arguably the finest architecture 
of any city in the United States. With its 500 parks, 52,000 acres of forest preserves, a 
lakefront of continuous parks and beaches, and boulevards filled with gardens Chicago 
is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 

With 12 theological schools and their libraries, several denominational headquarters, 
and many religious organizations located in here, Chicago is also a premier center of 
theological education. And Chicago has the second largest concentration of Roman 
Catholics in the country. 

It is the perfect place for CTU to call home. 



A DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOOD 

Chicago is a "city of neighborhoods," each with its own distinct personality and 
peculiarities. CTU is set in the culturally rich and ethnically diverse neighborhood of 
Hyde Park. On the shore of Lake Michigan, just south of downtown Chicago, Hyde 
Park is a stable, cosmopolitan community anchored by the University of Chicago. With 



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its tree-lined streets and gracious old homes the neighborhood feels like an historic 
Midwestern town. With a long history of social activism, political leadership, and 
dynamic community life, Hyde Park is recognized as one of the most successful racially 
and economically integrated urban communities in the United States. It is also one of 
the most religiously diverse areas of Chicago with churches of most major Christian 
denominations, several synagogues, a mosque, and Hindu and Buddhist places of 
worship. 



HYDE PARK 



Rated by Money Magazine as "one of the best places to live in the nation," Hyde Park 
has a lively downtown with bookstores, cafes, shops, health food and grocery stores, 
and restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine (Thai, Vietnamese, Caribbean, Soul 
food, Mexican, Japanese, Italian). It also has a vibrant cultural life as evidenced by the 
remarkable number of superb cultural offerings including the DuSable Museum of 
African- American History, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Oriental Institute 
Museum with its rich archeological collection from the Middle East, the Smart Museum 
of Art, the Court Theater, seven bookstores (two theological), and Frank Lloyd Wright's 
Robie House. Transportation to downtown Chicago and two metropolitan airports are 
within a block of the school. 



The Hyde Park Cluster is comprised of the 
five theology schools located in Hyde 
Park: Chicago Theological Seminary 
(United Church of Christ), the Divinity 
School of the University of Chicago, the 
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 
McCormick Theological Seminary 
(Presbyterian), and Meadville/Lombard 
Theological School (Unitarian). 

CTU is a founding member of the 
Association of Chicago Theological Schools 
(ACTS), a consortium of 12 schools with 
a shared network of resources including 
library access, faculty interchange, 
symposiums and lectures, and some 750 
courses taught by 350 faculty. The collec- 
tive library resources of the ACTS schools 
number 1.7 million books with over 5,000 
periodicals. Together, the schools within 
ACTS offer a rich network of resources for 



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Scholar Timone Newsome reads at a liturgy honoring the 
Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry program which offers full 
tuition scholarships and a special formation program to Black 
Catholic lay people. 



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theological education, making the association one of the outstanding centers of theological 
education in the world. ACTS makes it possible for students and faculty to pursue their 
work, study, and reflection in interaction with people from many different cultural and 
theological traditions. 



THE CAMPUS: A PLACE TO CALL HOME 

Originally the Aragon Hotel, a resort hotel close to Lake Michigan, the 10-story primary 
academic building houses classrooms, offices, conference and meeting rooms, the 
Bechtold Library, a full-service dining room, and several residential floors. 

Two residential buildings immediately south of the main building offer residences and 
Paluch Hall, directly across the street, provides office space for the headquarters of 
several national organizations as well as residential units. The five-story building several 
doors north contains residences, offices, and classrooms. Rodfei Zedek, a synagogue 
two blocks north, is used for overflow classes and meetings. 



THE BECHTOLD LIBRARY 

The Paul Bechtold Library contains 150,000 volumes of which 500 are current 
periodicals, providing excellent resources for study and research by students and faculty 
members. Beyond the general theological holdings, the library has special collections 
in mission studies, history of religions, homiletics, religious education (the Weber- 
Killgallon collection), Christian art, Morenna (St. Thomas More), religious life, and 
Franciscana. 

Library patrons have easy access to library resources in the city, the state, and the nation 
through CTU's memberships in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, the 
Chicago Area Theological Library Association, the Chicago Library System, the Illinois 
Library Computer System Organization, and the on-line Catalog Library Cooperative. 



EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 

The Student Computer Center and a faculty computer lab are located in the Bechtold 
Library. The Student Computer Center has full computing software and hardware 
facilities, Internet access, networked laser printers, and scanners, and is staffed by a 
professional who advises students on the use of the hardware and software. The 
Computer Center and faculty lab were created through a gift from Lilly Endowment Inc. 



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SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES 

The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Center 

Sheila McLaughlin Director 

The Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry was created in 1997 to honor Joseph 
Cardinal Bernardin, whose pastoral leadership brought the reforms of Vatican II to the 
Catholic Church in Chicago, and whose life and teaching continue to inspire people 
worldwide. Shortly before his death, Cardinal Bernardin approved the establishment of a 
center in his name at CTU that would continue to build upon his reconciling vision. 

An integral part of CTU, the Bernardin Center advances Cardinal Bernardin's vision 
through an array of initiatives focused on his signature issues of reconciliation and 
peacemaking, interreligious dialogue, and the consistent ethic of life. Among the 
initiatives of the Center are: 

• Bernardin Scholarships prepare promising students for a life of ministry and 
leadership. 

• Catholic-Jewish and Catholic-Muslim studies which offer education and 
opportunities for interreligious dialogue among the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim 
faith communities. 

• "Chicago Conversations in Faith," a series of public discussions among the 
Abrahamic faith communities. 

• The Peacebuilders Initiative, an innovative program for high school students, 
preparing young adults for lives of service. 




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With its extraordinary mix of traditional and new architecture, abundant parks and gardens, and one of the largest freshwater 
lakes in the world, Chicago is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. 



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• Endowed faculty chairs: the Vatican II 

Chair in Theology, the Erica and Harry 

John Family Chair in Ethics, and the 

Crown Ryan Chair in Jewish Studies. 
The Center also sponsors lectures, 
conferences, and seminars in areas of concern 
to the Catholic church and has earned a 
reputation as a convener of events that foster 
dialogue among Chicago's Jewish, Muslim 
and Catholic communities. 

Catholic-Jewish Studies 

John Pawlikowski, O.S.M. Director 

Catholic -Jewish Studies has been integral 

to the life and mission of CTU since its 

beginning in 1968 when faculty colleagues 

Rabbi Hayim Perelmuter and Rev. John T. 

Pawlikowski, OSM, laid the groundwork. 

Its mission is to present first-rate Jewish 

scholarship and address the practical 

concerns of Catholic-Jewish relations — all in 

a setting that prepares future church leaders. 

Today, Catholic-Jewish Studies enjoys an 

international reputation for its outstanding 

array of lectures, symposia, and conferences 

and for its leadership in Catholic-Jewish and 

interfaith dialogue. In the fall of 2003 the Crown Ryan Chair in Jewish Studies was 

inaugurated, and Rabbi David Sandmel was installed as its first holder. Among the 

initiatives of Catholic-Jewish Studies are the annual Rabbi Hayim Perelmuter 

Conference and the Shapiro Lectures. 




Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P., New Testament scholar and author 
of the three-volume Parables for Preachers is just one of 
32 noted faculty members who are dedicated teachers and 
prolific authors. Professor Reid leads biblical study trips 
to the Holy Land every year. 



Catholic-Muslim Studies 

Scott Alexander Director 

Sponsored by the Bernardin Center and funded by a grant from the James and Catherine 
Denny Foundation, Catholic-Muslim Studies is dedicated to building bridges of mutual 
understanding and profound respect between Muslims and Christians. The vision of this 
program is to create significant opportunities for the relationship between Muslims and 
Christians to deepen and to reflect the noblest values and highest ideals of their common 
spiritual heritage. 

Catholic-Muslim Studies sponsors academic study, publication, dialogue, cultural 
events, public education, and interfaith social justice activities. Among the most 
important events is the annual conference which provides an opportunity for scholars, 
community leaders, and the media to come together to articulate and pursue creative 



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avenues of dialogue and social action involving Muslim and Christian communities. 
Catholic-Muslim Studies works in close cooperation with the Council of Islamic 
Organizations in Chicago, as well as with such organizations as the Muslim American 
Society and the Islamic Society of North America. 



CENTER OF CENTERS 

Chicago lies in the heartland of the continental United States and CTU, with its unique 
history and mission, is also at the center of the American Catholic church. These 
advantages, combined with CTU's distinctive character, have attracted a group of 
distinguished national centers and programs to the campus, earning CTU the reputation 
as the "center of centers." 

The centers directly sponsored by CTU are: The Cardinal Bernardin Center for 
Theology and Ministry, the Hesburgh Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry, the 
Institute of Religious Formation, the Chicago Center for Global Ministry (co-sponsored 
by Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary), 
and the Center for the Study of Religious Life (sponsored by CTU, the Conference of 
Major Superiors of Men, and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious). 

Independent centers located on campus are: the Institute for Sexuality Studies, the 
National Coalition for Church Vocations, the Religious Brothers Conference, the National 
Religious Vocation Conference, and Stauros, U.S.A. (focused on human suffering). 

The Chicago Center for Global Ministries 

Mark Thomsen Director 

To meet the growing challenges of preparation for ministry posed by current trends in 
migration and globalization, CTU, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and 
McCormick Theological Seminary jointly established the Chicago Center for Global 
Ministries (CCGM). The Center coordinates the considerable resources of the three 
schools and builds upon them to address these challenges in a truly ecumenical and 
catholic way. World mission and witness, cross-cultural studies, the study of and 
dialogue with the world's religions, urban ministry, and studies concerned with peace, 
justice, and ecology receive special attention. The Center focuses on these areas in the 
following ways: coordinates and offers courses, provides opportunities for faculty and 
student enrichment, offers cross-cultural immersion experiences, sponsors the annual 
Scherer Lecture on mission, coordinates the annual World Mission Institute, and staffs 
the mission personnel orientation sponsored by several church bodies. 

Center for the Study of Religious Life 

Mary Charlotte Chandler, R.S.C.J. Director 

Sponsored by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, the Leadership Conference of 

Women Religious, and CTU, the purpose of the Center for the Study of Religious Life 



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Sisters: the groundbreaking conference organized by the Catholic-Muslim Studies program and sponsored by the Illinois 
Humanities Council, explored women 's leadership roles in Catholicism and Islam. 

(CSRL) is to promote the viability of religious life. The Center conducts interdisci- 
plinary and intercultural reflection on the life of Catholic religious and designs and 
develops tools that resource religious congregations and their leadership. 

The Institute for Sexuality Studies 

Kevin P. McClone Director 

The Institute for Sexuality Studies offers a one-month education program for those 
involved in clergy and religious formation, spiritual direction, pastoral care, education, 
and other forms of ministry. Through independent study guided by a tutor, a library with 
materials on all aspects of human sexuality, and seminars in psychology, spirituality, and 
moral aspects of sexuality, participants explore areas of human sexuality. 



SPIRITUAL FORMATION PROGRAMS 

An important component of a CTU theological education is spiritual formation. There 
are three special programs that provide formation to lay women and men: the Tolton and 
Romero Scholars programs, which address the formation of African- American and 
Hispanic scholars, respectively, and the Emmaus Program which serves all lay students. 
Religious orders provide formation for their students. 



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There are also opportunities for community and individual prayer. The Joan of Arc 
Chapel on the sixth floor of the building at 5401 S. Cornell Avenue is available to 
students for private and group prayer throughout the day. Students are also welcome at 
the liturgies of the participating religious communities. CTU also sponsors all-school 
liturgies regularly throughout the year. These celebrations are important moments in the 
life of CTU as a community of faith. 

Emmaus Program for Continuing Lay Formation 

Judy Logue Director 

Terry Stadler Associate Director 

Robert Wheeler Associate Director 

The Emmaus program is the formation component required of all independent lay 

students* enrolled in master level degree programs. Through the practice of spiritual 

reflection, the Emmaus program assists students in forming a ministerial identity that 

integrates personal and spiritual life with ministerial and academic experiences. 

^exceptions: Tolton and Romero Scholars and members of religious communities 

The Emmaus program has four components: a choice of two of three retreats offered 
each year; spiritual direction with a qualified spiritual director; participation in the 
theological reflection groups (meet several times a semester); and two yearly covenant 
meetings with the director to outline and evaluate personal goals for the year. 

The Emmaus program also offers a variety of workshops, social gatherings, and related 
opportunities designed to support and fulfill the needs and interests of independent 
students. For students who commute and those working while studying in graduate 
school, Emmaus offers valuable support and assists in connecting to the wider 
community. 

Graduates are also invited to return for on-going formation through any of the Emmaus 
offerings in order to minister more effectively to and with the people of God. 




Steven Spielberg, honored as a peacemaker by 
Catholic Theological Union for the Shoah 
Foundation, which he established to present the 
stories of Holocaust sur\>ivors, meets Rabbi Herman 
Schaalman of CTU 's Bemardin Advisory Board. 
Other leaders in peacemaking and reconciliation 
who received this annual award are Israel's Lea 
Rabin, Nobel laureate John Hume of Northern 
Ireland, Queen Noor of Jordan, and the Vatican 's 
Cardinal Walter Kasper. 



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The Oscar Romero Scholars Program 

Carlos Salmeron Director 

The Hispanic Catholic community is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. Catholic 
church. This is especially true in Chicago where more than one third of the 2.3 million 
Catholics are Hispanic/Latino. Jointly sponsored with the Archdiocese of Chicago, the 
Oscar Romero Scholars Program prepares Hispanic/Latino lay people for professional 
ministry by providing full financial support as they earn a graduate degree. Scholars 
commit to work in the Archdiocese of Chicago for a minimum of three years after 
graduation. 

With formation as an integral part of the program, Romero Scholars prepare themselves 
for ministry through either the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies or Master of Divinity 
degree programs. Monthly formational and theological reflection sessions, annual 
retreats, and special workshops help the Romero Scholars develop and deepen a vision 
of ministry rooted in the Gospel — one which is practical, culturally sensitive, and 
personally enriching. 

The Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program 

Vanessa White Director 

To meet the growing needs for professionally trained and fully credentialed ministers in 
the Black Catholic community in Chicago, CTU and the Archdiocese of Chicago jointly 
sponsor the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry program. The Tolton program provides 
graduate theological education and formation to qualified Black Catholic women and 
men who want to minister in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Tolton Scholars earn a 
theology degree with full financial support and commit to work in the Archdiocese of 
Chicago for a minimum of three years after graduation. 

Tolton Scholars participate in activities designed to enhance their own spirituality and 
integrate spiritual formation, academic understanding, and practical ministerial skills. 
All of these activities take place within the context of the African- American culture in 
Chicago. This formation consists of twice-monthly theological reflection with other 
scholars, retreats, and participation in specified events and seminars. 

Formation Council 

The formation directors of CTU's participating religious communities and the director 
of continuing education, comprise the Formation Council where directors share 
experiences and insights relating to the spiritual dimension of priestly and religious 
formation. The council makes recommendations to the administration regarding policies 
that affect the religious well being of the student body in general, and of the students 
from participating communities in particular. Council members participate in academic 
and ministerial programs through representation at the Faculty Assembly, service on 
faculty and administrative committees, and being on the faculty. 



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THE FACULTY 



Considered among the best theological scholars and teachers in the world, 
the CTU faculty are also known for the time they devote to mentoring 
students. Authors of the leading books on theology and ministry, they are in 
constant demand as lecturers and speakers in the United States and abroad. 



Scott C. Alexander 
Associate Professor of Islam 
Director, Catholic-Muslim Studies 

A.B., Harvard University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University 

Scott Alexander's academic career has been dedicated to the 
study of Islam in the context of his broader training as an 
historian of religions. His teaching and research interests 
range from medieval Muslim sectarianism, and the mystical 
traditions of Muslim spirituality, to Quranic studies, as well 
as both the history and future of Muslim-Christian relations 
and interfaith dialogue. 




Michel Andraos 

Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry 

Bacc. Theol., Kaslik, Lebanon; S.T.L, Pontifical Oriental Institute, 
Rome; D.E.A., University of Strasbourg; Ph.D., University of 
St. Michael's College, Toronto 

Michel Andraos' extensive cross-cultural experiences and 
diverse theological background enable him to assist students 
to dialogue with and learn from other cultures. His areas of 
interest and research in theology include the praxis of social 
peacemaking and the development of this praxis as an 
integral part of the mission of the church. 




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The Faculty 




Claude Marie Barbour 
Professor of World Mission 

S.T.M., New York Theological Seminary; S.T.D., Garrett- 
Evangelical Theological Seminary. 

Claude Marie Barbour, a Presbyterian minister, teaches 
and works in the areas of reconciliation, healing, and 
ministry (presence and accompaniment) among refugees 
and survivors of human rights abuses. Her theological and 
missionary interests focus on ecumenism, cross-culturality, 
and the intersection of gospel and culture. She also 
coordinates courses and field placements in the Native 
American communities in Chicago and South Dakota. 




Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. 

Professor of Old Testament Studies 

M.A., Ph.D., St. Louis University 

Dianne Bergant examines how ancient Israel functioned in 
the past and how it can be meaningful in the present. She 
is also concerned about how critical tools of modern 
scholarship can serve a theological goal. Her research 
interests include biblical theology and interpretation, the 
integrity of creation, feminism and liberationist 
perspectives, and world mission. 




Stephen Bevans, S.V.D. 

Louis J. Luzbetak, S.V.D. Professor of Mission 

and Culture 

Director of the Master of Arts Program 

S.T.B., S.T.L., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; M.A., Ph.D., 
University of Notre Dame; Study: University of Cambridge 

Before joining the faculty in 1986, Stephen Bevans spent 
nine years in the Philippines teaching theology at a 
diocesan seminary. This experience has both colored the 
way he does theology and influenced his theological 
interests. His teaching and research probe issues in faith 
and culture, issues of mission theology (particularly its 
trinitarian roots), and issues in ecclesiology and ministry. 



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Barbara E. Bowe, R.S.C.J. 

Professor of Biblical Studies 

Director of the Biblical Spirituality Program 

M.Ed., Boston College; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Th.D., 
Harvard University 

Several years of teaching experience in a Filipino 
graduate school of theology have instilled in Barbara 
Bowe an interest in the interpretation of the biblical 
tradition in cross-cultural contexts. In addition, biblical 
spirituality is an underlying emphasis in her teaching. 
Special research interests include Johannine and Pauline 
studies plus issues of early Christian ecclesiology. 




Gilberto Cavazos-Gonzalez, O.F.M. 
Assistant Professor of Spirituality 
Director of the Hispanic Ministry Program 

M.Div., Catholic Theological Union; M.A., Incarnate Word 
University; S.T.L., S.T.D. Pontificium Atheneum Antonianum, 
Rome. 

A former pastor and youth evangelizer, Gilberto brings 
a wealth of ministerial experience to his studies and 
teaching. A particular concern of his is the relationship 
of Christian spirituality, pastoral ministry, and culture. 
His specific interests include medieval spirituality, 
Franciscanism, and both the Spanish and Mesoamerican 
roots of contemporary Hispanic/Latino spirituality. 

Avis Clendenen 

Professor of Pastoral Theology 

Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Program 

Director of Field Education 

M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology; D.Min., Ph.D., Chicago 
Theological Seminary 

As a pastoral theologian, Avis Clendenen is particularly 
interested in the art forms of theological reflection and the 
practice of pastoral care and ministerial leadership that is 
theoretically sound, authentically healing, and sensitive to 
the importance of multi-cultural contexts in contemporary 
life. Her teaching and writing explore the relationship of 
human maturation to spiritual growth, the correlation of 
experience to the wisdom of religious traditions, and the 
role of theology as a resource for pastoral action. 





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Barbara Doherty, S.P. 

Director of the Institute of Religious Formation 

M.A., St. Mary's College; Ph.D., Fordham University 

Barbara Doherty is the former president of Saint Mary-of- 
the-Woods College, Indiana. Her doctoral work is in the 
area of South Asian religions. She has studied and 
lectured in Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and 
Polynesia. She has served on the national boards of the 
Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and 
the Women's College Coalition and as president and 
executive committee member of the Indiana Conference 
of Higher Education. 




Eleanor Doidge, L.o.B. 

Associate Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry 

Director of the World Mission Program 

M.A., Catholic Theological Union; D.Min., Chicago Theological 
Seminary 

Eleanor Doidge has prepared students for mission and 
ministry in cross-cultural contexts since 1983. Her own 
experience in this area includes inner-city ministry and 
dialogue with Native Americans and people of other faith 
traditions. She is part of the Cross-Cultural Ministry 
Department's leadership team for immersion seminars 
among the Lakota Sioux in South Dakota. 




Edward Foley, Capuchin 

Professor of Liturgy and Music 

Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program 

M.Div., St. Francis Seminary; M.Mus., University of Wisconsin; 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame 

A member of the faculty since 1985, Edward Foley's 
interests include practical theology, the interplay of 
worship and the arts (especially music), ritual 
performance, and medieval Christianity. He studies the 
history of worship especially from the viewpoint of the 
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Archimedes Fornasari, M.C.C.J. 
Senior Research Fellow in Ethics 

M.A., Xavier University; Ph.D., Catholic University of America 

Archimedes Fornasari is a member of the Comboni 
Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus. His guiding and 
unifying concern is the regeneration of a Christian ethical 
language born from an ecumenical reading of the "signs 
of the time"; a language capable of originating a Christian 
praxis which is both communicative and revelatory and 
which enables the church to find and give the reasons of 
the hope it is striving to live. 







Richard N. Fragomeni 

Associate Professor of Liturgy and Preaching 

S.T.B., M.A., University of Louvain; M.A., M. Music, Ph.D., 
Catholic University of America 

Richard Fragomeni is a presbyter of the Diocese of 
Albany, New York. His work involves him in 
conversation with theology, interpretation theory, and 
poetry. His current work is in the field of word and 
sacrament: the intersection of symbolic activity and 
language as it creates insights into the Christian 
proclamation of grace. Central to his work is a fascination 
with the power of liturgy and preaching in the 
transformation of consciousness. 




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Mary Frohlich 

Associate Professor of Spirituality 

B.A., Antioch College; M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America 

A fascination with the mystical dimension of both 
ordinary and extraordinary human lives has focused Mary 
Frohlich's teaching and research. Her specific interests 
include reclaiming the spiritual classics as resources for 
today's needs, understanding the relationship between 
psychology and spirituality, and reflecting on the interplay 
of practice and theory in the developing field of 
spirituality. 







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Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp. 

Bishop Francis X. Ford, M.M., Professor of Catholic 

Missiology 

M.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; Study: University of 
Cambridge 

A personal priority of Anthony Gittins is to combine 
teaching and speaking with learning and listening. His 
research focuses on the dynamics of inculturation by 
using anthropological and theological lenses and his 
pastoral outreach includes Chicago's disenfranchised and 
cultures from Africa to the Pacific. 



Zachary Hayes, O.F.M. 

Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality 

Dr. Theol., Friedrich-Wilhelm University, Bonn, Germany; Lift. D., 
St. Bonaventure University; Litt. D., Quincy College 

Zachary Hayes is trained in medieval philosophy and 
theology, with a specialization in the work of St. 
Bonaventure. He has also done extensive study of modern 
Christian thought and is currently working on problems of 
contemporary theological cosmology and its relation to 
the positive sciences. 



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Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M. 

Professor of Old Testament Studies 

Director of Biblical Study/Travel 

M.A., Aquinas Institute of Theology; Ph.D., Northwestern 
University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 

Beside his teaching and research in Old Testament 
interpretation, an abiding interest of Leslie Hoppe is 
biblical archaeology. He has served on the staff of several 
excavation projects in Galilee and has written general 
interest articles and books on archaeological topics. His 
teaching focuses on the prophetic, Deuteronomic, and 
intertestamental literature. He also enthusiastically 
promotes the study of biblical Hebrew. 



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Paul Lachance, O.F.M. 

Adjunct Professor of Spirituality 

Director of Studies in Franciscan Spirituality 

M.Th., Chicago Theological Seminary; S.T.L.,S.T.D., Pontificium 
Athenem Antonianum, Rome 

Paul Lachance is an internationally recognized specialist 
in Franciscan mysticism and spirituality. He is the editor 
and translator of the Angela of Foligno volume in the 
Classics of Western Spirituality series; author and 
translator of several books and articles on Franciscan 
spirituality. He was also a member of the Taize Fraternity 
in Chicago and leader of a Franciscan fraternity in 
Uptown, a poor area of Chicago. He has lectured and 
given retreats throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad. 

Richard E. McCarron 
Assistant Professor of Liturgy 

M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America 

Richard McCarron is committed to authentic expressions 
of liturgy among particular communities of faith. He 
attends to the interaction of liturgical celebration and 
culture in past and present, engages the methods of 
critical hermeneutics to develop a dynamic theology of 
liturgy and sacrament, and aims to help pastoral ministers 
realize the formative power of liturgy. 






Thomas Nairn, O.F.M. 

Erica and Harry John Family Professor of Catholic Ethics 

Director of Health Care Mission Leadership 

M.A., M.Div., Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D., University of 
Chicago; Study: University of Cambridge 

Although interested in a wide range of ethical issues, most 
of Thomas Nairn's research has been in the area of health 
care ethics. His current work has been in areas such as end 
of life issues, genetics, the interrelation between religious 
and cultural values in health care decision making, and 
organizational ethics. He consults for a variety of Catholic 
health care systems and helped develop CTU's health care 
mission leadership certificate program. 




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Dawn Nothwehr, O.S.F. 

Assistant Professor of Ethics 

Director of the Master of Divinity Program 

M.A., Mary knoll School of Theology; Ph.D., Marquette University 

Mutuality as a formal norm, the ethics of power from a 
feminist perspective, and the relationship of ethics and 
spirituality are Dawn Nothwehr's major interests. Issues that 
interest her include: empowerment of the poor and 
vulnerable, human/environmental relations, relations in moral 
disagreement, friendship, and marriage. Her recent research 
has involved how to deal with the "Other" that is created 
when moral disagreement occurs and how Franciscan 
theology shapes ecotheology and ecological ethics. 




Kenneth O'Malley, C.P. 
Director of the Bechtold Library 

A.M.L.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Illinois 

Kenneth O'Malley is a respected expert in library 
management. Besides his service on accrediting teams 
of the American Theological Library Association in the 
United States, he has been a consultant to libraries in 
Australia, New Zealand, Guatemala, Nigeria, India, and 
Rome as well as throughout the United States. 




James Chukwuma Okoye, C.S.Sp. 
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies 

L.S.S., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; M.A., D.Phil., Oxford 
University 

James Okoye embodies the multi-cultural emphasis so 
essential to the CTU experience. Educated in Nigeria, 
Rome, and England, he has worked extensively in 
Nigeria, Rome, and now Chicago. He has given much 
energy to the consideration of Catholic biblical studies 
and African culture and to disseminating the scripture at 
the grassroots level. 



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Gilbert Ostdiek, O.F.M. 

Professor of Liturgy 

Director of the Institute for Liturgical Consultants 

S.T.L., S.T.D., L.G., Pontifical Athenaeum Antonianum, Rome; 
Study: Harvard University, University of California 

Founding faculty member Gilbert Ostdiek explores the 
non-verbal languages of liturgy and draws on 
anthropology and ritual studies to understand how 
sacraments take on meaning in the community. His 
interests are the translation of liturgical texts (having 
served on the International Commission on English in the 
Liturgy), liturgical spirituality, and shaping places for 
worship. 




John Pawlikowski, O.S.M. 

Professor of Ethics 

Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program 

Ph.D., University of Chicago 

John Pawlikowski's extensive study of the Nazi Holocaust 
has enabled him to appreciate the ethical challenges 
facing the human community as it struggles with greatly 
enhanced power and extended responsibility for the future 
of all creation. His scholarly interests cover the range 
of theological and ethical aspects of the Christian- Jewish 
relationship and public ethics. A leading figure in the 
Christian-Jewish dialogue, he is president of the 
International Council of Christians and Jews. 




Amanda Quantz 

Assistant Professor of the History of World Christianity 

M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D. University of St. Michael's 
College 

Amanda Quantz received her doctorate in the 
interdisciplinary area of historical theology and visual art. 
Her research interests also include Franciscan religious 
history, the didactic role of Christian images and the 
relationship between church and society in various 
periods. Her primary method in both research and 
teaching is to examine the unique features of local 
churches in order to discern social trends, structural and 
doctrinal developments and other significant changes 
across space and time. 




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Barbara E. Reid, O.P. 

Professor of New Testament Studies 

M.A., Aquinas College; Ph.D., Catholic University of America 

Barbara Reid, as a Dominican biblical scholar, has a keen 
interest in relating the study of the scriptures with the 
ministry of preaching. Her work on the parables and on 
women in the Gospel of Luke makes current feminist 
biblical scholarship available to preachers, teachers, and 
pastoral ministers. 




Gary Riebe-Estrella, S.V.D. 

Associate Professor of Practical Theology and 

Hispanic Ministry 

Vice President and Academic Dean 

M.A., DePaul University; S.T.D., Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca 

Gary Riebe-Estrella treats traditional theological themes and 
questions of theological methods from within the experience 
of the U.S. Hispanic community. His research includes the 
role of Hispanic Catholics as church in the U.S., the world 
of religious imagination in Mexican popular religion, issues 
in multiculturalism, and culturally responsible theological 
formation for Hispanic pastoral agents. 




David Sandmel 

Crown-Ryan Associate Professor of Jewish Studies 

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 

Rabbi Sandmel is the head rabbi for K.A.M. Isaiah Israel 
in Hyde Park and an expert in Christian Jewish relations. 
He is co-editor of Christianity in Jewish Terms and lead 
editor of Irreconcilable Differences? A Learning Resource 
for Jews and Christians, which is a study-and-discussion 
guide focused on core theological issues on the boundary 
between Judaism and Christianity. Prior to moving to the 
midwest, he was the Jewish Scholar at the Institute for 
Christian & Jewish Studies in Baltimore, where he 
directed the National Jewish Scholars Project, an initiative 
designed to promote discussions within the Jewish 
Community and among Christians and Jews about the 
differences and similarities of the two traditions. 



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Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S. 

Bernardin Center Vatican II Professor of Theology 

Theol. Dr., University of Nijmegen; Study: Oxford University 

Robert Schreiter is an internationally recognized expert in 
the areas of inculturation and the world mission of the 
church. He is interested in how the gospel is 
communicated in different cultures and in how a theology 
of reconciliation might shape missionary activity today. 




Roger Schroeder, S.V.D. 

Associate Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry 

M.Div, Catholic Theological Union; L.Miss., D.Miss., Pontifical 
Gregorian University, Rome 

Drawing upon his extended experiences of ministry 
among the peoples of Papua New Guinea and the south 
side of Chicago, Roger Schroeder assists others in both 
preparing for and returning from their own cross-cultural 
mission and ministry. He also teaches mission history, the 
experience of religion, and has a particular interest in 
initiation, which was the topic of his doctoral research. 




Donald Senior, C.P. 

Professor of New Testament Studies; President 

S.T.L., S.T.D., University of Louvain, Belgium 

Throughout his years of studying and teaching the New 
Testament, Donald Senior has been absorbed by the 
Gospels, both the Synoptics and John. A particular interest 
is the connection between the theological and literary 
characteristics of each Gospel and the pastoral and 
missionary contexts of the early church. Familiarity with 
the history and landscape of the Middle East has also 
prompted a strong interest in the historical Jesus and the 
social and historical context of the New Testament. All of 
these issues, he believes, help make the biblical text come 
alive for the church today. 



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Linda J. Strozdas 

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology 

M.A., Loyola University, Chicago; M.A.P.C, Loyola University; 
Psy.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology 

A licensed clinical psychologist, Linda J. Strozdas has 
graduate degrees in theology and pastoral counseling. Her 
varied clinical training experiences, along with her 
teaching, writing, and research, reflect her interests in the 
bio-psycho-cultural-spiritual dimensions of the human 
person. Her teaching helps students understand and 
engage current psychological theory, research, and praxis 
in light of their culture, theological studies, and minsterial 
experiences. 



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NEW THEOLOGY REVIEW 

The New Theology Review, published by the Liturgical Press, is a joint project of 
Catholic Theological Union and Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. 
The goal of the journal is to provide pastoral ministers with fresh and relevant resources 
that relate the various fields of theological study to issues in contemporary culture. 
Although aimed at a readership that is primarily North American, the journal's purview 
is worldwide. Articles are solicited from the faculties of the sponsoring institutions as 
well as from other leading theologians and commentators. 



VISITING SCHOLARS 

The Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word established the Divine Word 
Scholar-in-Residence program in 1976 to bring scholars from other countries to teach 
at CTU. These visiting scholars offer courses for one or more semesters. Other 
participating communities also sponsor various visiting scholars to enrich the 
curriculum. 



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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 



Catholic Theological Union was approved as a degree-granting institution by the Illinois 
Department of Higher Education in 1967. The four degrees offered are the Master of 
Divinity (M.Div.), the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (M.A.P.S.), the Master of Arts 
in Theology (M.A.), and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.). These degrees are fully 
accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the North Central Association 
of Colleges and Secondary Schools. 

In addition to these degree programs, there are several dual degree programs. For a dual 
degree in social work and theology, CTU's master of divinity degree can be combined 
with the A.M. degree through The University of Chicago School of Social Service 
Administration or the M.S.W. through Loyola University of Chicago. By a special 
arrangement with the University of Chicago, students may also pursue a coordinated 
sequence of programs leading to the master of divinity degree from CTU and the Ph.D. 
from the University of Chicago Divinity School. 



THE CURRICULUM 

Beginning in the fall of 2004 Catholic Theological Union joins the sister schools of the 
Association of Chicago Theological Schools in operating on a semester-based academic 
year. The faculty took advantage of this transition to reshape the curriculum in a way 
that better integrates the personal, intellectual, and interdisciplinary dimensions of 
theology and ministry. In place of a conventional, subject-focused curriculum, the new 
curriculum models the interrelatedness of theological and ministerial disciplines and 
interweaves theory with practice. The result is a holistic graduate theological education 
that prepares women and men for effective ministry in an increasingly globalized world. 



COMPONENTS OF THE CURRICULUM 

The graduate theology curriculum has three primary components: 

• The Core Curriculum is comprised of the Foundational, Complementary, and 
Integrating Cores, all offering courses based on particular themes (e.g. Pastoral 
Practice, The Art of Theology, Religion in Context, and Tradition) 

• Area Requirements are courses that provide grounding in traditional theological 
disciplines 

• Electives are courses that allow further study in particular areas of theology 



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THE CORE CURRICULUM 



FOUNDATIONAL CORE 

4 team-taught courses by theme 


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Pastoral 
Practice 


The Art 
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Religion 
in Context 


Tradition 


Requirements by 
Degree 

M.Div. 4 courses 

M.A.P.S. 3 courses 
Theology of Ministry 
Diversity in Dialogue Sources 
through History 

M.A. Optional 


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Theology of 
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Theological 
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Diversity 
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7 courses by theme 


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Pastoral 
Practice 


The Art 
of Theology 


Religion 
in Context 


Tradition 


Requirements by 
Degree 

M.Div. Track 1 3 courses 
Introduction to Bible Studies 
2 courses from 2 themes 

M.Div.Track II 4 courses 
Introduction to Bible Studies 
1 course from each theme 

M.A.P.S. 2 courses 
Introduction to Bible Studies 
1 course from other 
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M.A. Optional 


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Liturgical 
Planning 

Communication 
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Doing Systematic 
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Living the 
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Abraham 's 
Children 

Cross-Cultural 
Boundaries 


Introduction to 
Bible Studies 


INTEGRATING CORE 

4 interdisciplinary courses by theme 


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Proclamation 


Liturgy, 

Prayer, and 

Contemplation 


Justice, Peace, 

The Integrity 

of Creation, 

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Reconciliation 


Inculturation 
and Dialogue 


Requirements by 
Degree 

M.Div. 

Track I 3 courses 
Track II 4 courses 

M.A.P.S. 

The God of Jesus Christ 
1 course from other 
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M.A. Optional 


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Living the Values 

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Ministry Across 
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DEGREE PROGRAMS 

A general description of each degree program follows. A complete description of the 
regulations and requirements for these degree programs is published in the respective 
manuals available from the program directors. 



THE MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM (M.DIV.) 

Dawn Nothwehr, O.S.F. Director 

The Master of Divinity program prepares students for full-time professional ministry in 
the Roman Catholic church. This program of theological education consists of 
classroom learning, guided ministerial experience, structures for integrative reflection, 
and personal/spiritual formation. The basic professional degree in ministry, the M.Div. 
has two tracks: Track I is best suited to meet the needs of lay and religious men and 
women who will not be ordained; Track II is for candidates for the ordained ministry 
and follows the specifications for the academic and ministerial formation of candidates 
for ordination as required by The Program of Priestly Formation (Washington: USCC, 
1992). 

Formation 

Formation is essential to the life and work of the minister and is required for all students 
in the M.Div. program. For students who are members of religious congregations, the 
formational requirements of the congregation are considered integral to their program of 
study. Likewise, students in the M.Div. program who do not belong to a religious 
community participate in one of three lay formation programs: Emmaus Program for 
Continuing Lay Formation (open to all lay students), Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry 
Program (for Black Catholic Tolton Scholars) or Oscar Romero Scholars Program (for 
Hispanic Catholic Romero Scholars). Each program provides retreats, individual 
spiritual direction, theological reflection groups, and meetings with the respective 
director to outline personal goals for each year of study. A joint retreat of the three 
formation programs is held annually. 

Advising 

A faculty advisor assists each M.Div. student in selecting courses that will fulfill 
program requirements and meet the educational and vocational goals of the student. 
The Field Education Director guides the student's engagement in supervised ministry 
experiences. 



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COURSE OF STUDY 

Prerequisites 

A selection of non-credit courses in philosophy is offered to help M.Div. students meet 
the prerequisites in philosophy for this degree. Track II students can take Foundational 
and Complementary Core theology courses to meet the prerequisites in theology/ 
religious studies. Advanced standing will be given rather than credit in those theological 
areas. 

Foundational and Complementary Core courses 

These courses introduce particular fields of study and are designed to provide 
knowledge and skills for advanced work. Foundational and Complementary Core 
courses are required in the thematic areas of Pastoral Practice, the Art of Theology, 
Religion in Context, and Tradition. 

Integrating Core courses 

These courses help students practice interdisciplinary theological reflection by focusing 
on four critical issues fundamental to the church's mission: The God of Jesus Christ; 
Ecclesial Spirituality; Living the Values of the Reign of God, and Ministry Across 
Boundaries. 

Besides the core courses, all M.Div. students participate in a two-semester sequence of 
supervised ministry that is complemented by theological reflection and select workshops 
on key ministerial topics. In addition, M.Div. Track II students are required to 
participate in a supervised ministerial immersion experience. 

Area requirements and elective courses enhance knowledge and skills in various 
disciplines by building on the core courses and offering more focused study in specific 
disciplines of theology. Track I students take 30 hours of area requirements and nine 
hours of electives, while Track II students take 45 hours of area requirements and 18 
hours of electives. 



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M.DIV TRACKS I AND II 




Distribution 


in credit hours 






TRACK 1 


TRACK II 


Prerequisites 






Philosophy 


9 


24 


Theology & Religious Studies 




12 


Core Curriculum 






Foundational Core 


12 


12 


Complementary Core 


9 


12 


Integrating Core 


9 


12 


SUBTOTAL 


30 


36 


Area Requirements 






Bible 


6 


6 


Ethics 


6 


6 


Sacraments 


3 


6 


Dogma 


3 


6 


History 


3 


3 


Cross-Cultural 


3 


3 


Presiding 




3 


Preaching 




3 


Preaching & Presiding 


3 




Spirituality 




3 


Pastoral Care 




3 


Spirituality or Pastoral Care 


3 




Canon Law 




3 


SUBTOTAL 


30 


45 


Mnistry Practica 






Ministry Practicum 


6 


6 


Immersion 




3 


SUBTOTAL 


6 


9 


Electives [Concentrations] 


9 


18 


Capstone 


1 


1 


SUBTOTAL 


10 


19 



Total 



76 



109 



Candidacy 

Students must apply for M.Div candidacy whenthey have completed between 24-30 
hours for Track I students or 30-36 hours for Track II students. 



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Concentrations 

While the Master of Divinity provides general ministry preparation, students may 
choose to pursue particular fields of study by focusing their program in one of the 
following areas: 

M.Div. with Bible Concentration: further grounds ministerial studies in biblical 
studies. 

M.Div. with Health Care Mission Service Concentration: provides grounding and 
development in health care mission leadership. 

M.Div. with Pastoral Theology Concentration: allows focusing courses around a 
specific ministry. 

M.Div. with Word and Worship Concentration: provides further grounding and 
development in liturgy and preaching. 

M.Div. with World Mission Concentration: gives a mission or cross-cultural focus 
through courses highlighting the reality of cultural and religious pluralism in 
the global church. 



MASTER OF ARTS IN PASTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM (M.A.P.S.) 

Avis Clendenen Director 

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (M.A.P.S.) is a professional degree designed to 
enhance a person's ability to serve as a minister in the church. The program combines 
theological study, a focus for developing pastoral skills, and the integration of the two. 
Those with some ministerial experience, those who wish to prepare for ministerial 
leadership in the church, and those who want to improve their effectiveness in their 
current ministries, will find this program helpful. 

Formation 

Formation is essential to the life and work of the minister and is required for all students 
in the M.A.P.S. program. For students who are members of religious congregations, the 
formational requirements of the congregation are considered integral to their program of 
study. Likewise, students in the M.Div. program who do not belong to a religious 
community participate in one of three lay formation programs: Emmaus Program for 
Continuing Lay Formation (open to all lay students), Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry 
Program (for Black Catholic Tolton Scholars) or Oscar Romero Scholars Program (for 
Hispanic Catholic Romero Scholars). Each program provides retreats, individual 
spiritual direction, theological reflection groups, and meetings with the respective 
director to outline personal goals for each year of study. A joint retreat of the three 
formation programs is held annually. 



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While the M.Div. is meant to be initial preparation for ministry, the M.A.RS. meets the 
special needs of those changing ministries or upgrading ministerial skills after some 
years of experience in ministry. As a program providing specific ministerial skills and 
competencies along with general theological understanding, the M.A.RS. differs from 
the M.A. and cannot be pursued concurrently with it. However, it is possible to apply 
the work done in the M.A.RS. program toward the M.Div. program. Work done in the 
certificate programs can be applied toward the M.A.RS. degree. 

Areas of Concentration 

Students may concentrate their studies in the following disciplines: biblical studies, 
cross-cultural ministry, Hispanic pastoral studies, liturgical studies, spirituality, and 
world mission. Specific requirements for these concentrations are found in the M.A.RS. 
program manual. 

Course of Study 

Ordinarily, the program consists of 48 semester hours: 21 in the Core Curriculum, 23 in 
Area Requirements, and four hours in degree specific requirements. Those with some 
years of experience in ministry, as well as those with prior non-credit ministerial 
training, may apply for credit, which can be applied toward the M.A.RS. degree. 

Credit for Prior Learning 

Credit hours for prior learning may be awarded to those who have: 

• Completed an Archdiocesan or Diocesan approved Lay Ministry 
Education/Formation Program (up to nine semester hours of credit) 

• Completed an Archdiocesan or Diocesan approved Permanent Deaconate 
Education/Formation Program (up to 12 semester hours of credit) 

• Sustained supervised ministerial experience which can be applied to the three hour 
ministry practicum 

Contact the Director of the M.A.RS. program for details. 



COURSE OF STUDY 

Foundational Core 

These courses introduce particular fields of study and are designed to provide 
knowledge and skills for advanced work. M.A.RS. students are required to take nine 
hours (three courses) of Foundational Core courses in Theology of Ministry, Diversity in 
Dialogue, and Sources through History. 

Complementary Core 

The M.A.RS. program requires six hours (two courses) in the Complementary Core: 
Introduction to Bible and a course of the student's choice. 



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Integrating Core 

These courses offer students the opportunity to practice interdisciplinary theological 
reflection focused on issues that are fundamental to the church's mission. The M.A.P.S. 
program requires six hours (two courses) in the Integrating Core: The God of Jesus 
Christ and a course of the student's choice. 

In addition, M.A.P.S. students take 23 hours of Area Requirements which include a 
supervised Ministry Practicum and Skills for Administration in Ministry. Among the 
degree specific requirements are: the M.A.P.S. Colloquium course at the beginning of 
study, the seminar in Professional Boundaries, and the Capstone Option at the 
conclusion, which can be either a professional paper in an area of pastoral interest or a 
major project with practical relevance to an area of pastoral ministry. 





M.A.P.S. 




Credit hour distribution 


Core Curriculum 






Foundational Core 




9 


Complementary Core 
Integrating Core 
Area Requirements 




6 
6 


Bible 




3 


Doctrine 




3 


Ethics 




3 


Pastoral Care 




3 


Word & Worship 
Lay Preaching & Presiding 
Ministry Practicum 
Skills for Administration 




3 
3 
3 

2 


Subtotal 




23 


Degree Specific 






MAPS colloquium 
Project/Paper 




2 
2 



Total 48 

MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM (M.A.) 

Stephen Bevans, S.V.D. Director 

Two types of Master of Arts in Theology degrees are offered: the Research M.A. and the 
General Academic M.A. The hallmark of the M.A. program is flexibility with the 
individual student's program negotiated between the student, the academic advisor, and 
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Formation 

Formation is essential to the life and work of the minister and is required for all students 
in the M.A. program. For students who are members of religious congregations, the 
formational requirements of the congregation are considered integral to their program of 
study. Likewise, students in the M.A. program who do not belong to a religious 
community participate in one of three lay formation programs: Emmaus Program for 
Continuing Lay Formation (open to all lay students), Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry 
Program (for Black Catholic Tolton Scholars) or Oscar Romero Scholars Program (for 
Hispanic Catholic Romero Scholars). Each program provides retreats, individual 
spiritual direction, theological reflection groups, and meetings with the respective 
director to outline personal goals for each year of study. A joint retreat of the three 
formation programs is held annually. 

Areas of Concentration 

For both Research M.A. and General M.A. students may choose to pursue a particular 
field of study by focusing on one of the following concentrations: biblical studies, 
church history, cross-cultural ministry, ethics, liturgical studies, Old Testament, New 
Testament, spirituality, systematic theology, or world mission. The requirements for each 
concentration are described in the M.A. program manual. 

RESEARCH M.A. 



The Research M.A. provides the theological background for those who wish to 
prepare for entrance into a doctoral program, teach at the secondary or college level, 
or develop greater academic expertise in theological studies. The program consists of 
36 semester hours distributed as follows: 24 hours (eight courses) in the area of 
concentration, 9 hours (three courses) in another theological discipline, and 3 hours 
for the thesis. Students have the option to choose courses from the Core Curriculum 
that fit their academic goals. 

Prerequisites 

Students entering the Research M.A. program need 27 quarter hours or 18 semester 
hours in theology or equivalent preparation and background in philosophy. Foundational 
and Complementary Core courses are offered to meet the prerequisites for theology and 
a selection of non-credit courses in philosophy are available as well. 

Language Competence 

During their course of study students in the Research M.A. program must develop a 
reading knowledge of at least one modern research language other than English, and those 
concentrating in biblical studies must develop a proficiency in Hebrew and Greek. Those 
concentrating in historical and doctrinal studies or in liturgy must become proficient in 
Latin. Students should be ready to demonstrate their language competency as early as 
possible in their program. Language courses are available locally in the Hyde Park area. 



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After course work is completed, students take a two-part comprehensive examination to 
demonstrate their grasp of theological method and the content of the disciplines in their 
program. 

The final requirement is a thesis in which students demonstrate their ability to do 
competent work in their area of concentration and give evidence of research skills and 
critical thought. 

GENERAL ACADEMIC M.A. 

The General Academic M.A. provides the theological background for those who wish to 
teach at the secondary or college level or want to develop greater academic expertise in 
theological studies. 

The program consists of 36 hours of course work distributed as follows: 24 hours 
(eight courses) in the area of concentration and 12 hours (four courses) in another 
theological discipline. Students may choose courses from the Core Curriculum that 
fit well with their academic goals. 



There is no language requirement except for students concentrating in biblical studies, 
Old Testament, or New Testament, who need a basic knowledge of Hebrew and Greek. 

Following completion of course work, there is a two-part comprehensive examination. 
The content and approach of the examination are described in the M.A. Program 
Manual. No thesis is required for the General Academic M.A. 



ECUMENICAL DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM (D.MIN.) 

Edward Foley, Capuchin Director 

The Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry program, offered jointly by Catholic Theological 
Union, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and McCormick Theological 
Seminary, is an advanced professional degree for lay and ordained ministers. The 
purpose of the program is to help those with significant experience in ministry integrate 
advanced theological study with the development of pastoral skills to enhance the 
practice of ministry. 

Program Design 

The D.Min. program balances the acquisition of content and the development of skills 
brought together in an integrated fashion. The program uses peer, supervised, and 
self-directed learning experiences along with classroom instruction. 



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Concentrations 

Students choose one of the following concentrations as a focus for the D.Min. program: 
cross-cultural ministries, liturgy, or spirituality. 

Cross-Cultural Ministries 

The cross-cultural ministries concentration centers on areas of ministry where cultural 
differences raise special challenges to pastoral and missionary activity. The 
concentration is interdisciplinary and ecumenical in scope. 

Liturgy 

The concentration in liturgy has the goal of serving the entire worship event to make it 
more authentic and effective. It combines historical and systematic studies with pastoral 
methods to enable students to construct worship in the light of liturgical traditions and 
to assess the effectiveness of worship in particular communities. 

Spirituality 

The concentration in spirituality is designed to enhance the reflective and pastoral skills 
of those whose ministerial goal is to foster spiritual development through leadership 
within Christian communities. The concentration emphasizes the leader's growth in 
theological, historical, and cross-cultural awareness and in pastoral expertise. 

Program Structure 

The program requires 30 hours of course work (15 courses at the seminar level). These 
are distributed as follows: 

Core Colloquia 6 

Electives 18 

Thesis-project 6 

The minimum time required for completion of the program components, except the 
thesis-project, is one academic year plus a two-week intensive module in September. 
Preparation and approval of the thesis-project usually involve one academic year. 
Students may pursue the program on a part-time basis, provided they have completed 
Core Colloquia I and II in their first year. 

Core Colloquia 

In the two core colloquia, students explore methodological frameworks for ministry 

from the perspective of their experience. In Core Colloquia I students consider the 

nature of ministry and its methods, primarily through case studies. Core Colloquium II 

explores questions of ministerial leadership and prepares the students to write their 

thesis-projects. 



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Electives 

The 18 hours of electives are ordinarily distributed to include 12 hours (four courses) in 
the area of concentration and six hours (two courses) outside of the area. Requirements 
specific to each concentration are described in the D.Min. program manual. 

Thesis-Project 

Upon completion of their course work and admission to candidacy, students write a 

thesis-project. This thesis-project addresses the nature and practice of ministry in the 

area of concentration. Candidates are to identify a specific concern in ministry, bringing 

to bear both the appropriate literature and critical theological reflection, and propose a 

response. 

Evaluations 

All students are evaluated at three specific times during their program. The initial 
evaluation follows Core Colloquium I at the end of the fall semester. The second is the 
candidacy evaluation. It assesses the student's development and prospects for successful 
completion of the program. This evaluation takes place after Core Colloquium II. The 
final evaluation is the approval of the completed thesis-project. A complete description 
of these evaluations can be found in the D.Min. program manual. 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 

Certificate programs in six distinctive areas of theological studies are offered which 
address the needs of those who want to continue their theological education or prepare 
for new ministries. Students may earn certificates in the following areas: Biblical 
Spirituality, Cross-Cultural Mission, Health Care Mission Leadership, Liturgical 
Studies, Pastoral Studies, and Spiritual Formation. Certificates are awarded for 24 hours 
of course work (eight courses), the equivalent of two semesters of study. 



Certificate in Biblical Spirituality 

Barbara E. Bowe, R. S.C.J. Director 

The certificate in Biblical Spirituality combines course work, special seminars, and 
prayer centered on the Bible as the basis of Christian living and experience. This 
program begins with the fall study program in Israel followed by on going course work 
at CTU. Alternative ways of fulfilling the 24 hours of course work are possible: students 
may choose from the course offerings of the Biblical Literature and Languages 
department or from course offerings of other departments. Credits earned in this 
certificate program can be applied toward the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree 
which can be earned by extending study for an additional year. 



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Certificate in Cross-Cultural Mission 

Eleanor Doidge, L.o.B. Director 
This certificate consists of eight courses, all of which have a cross-cultural (C) 
designation. An introductory course will be followed by courses in mission history, 
mission or cross-cultural methodology, and one cultural area. Most of the courses are 
elective giving the student flexibility to explore a variety of issues in theological 
disciplines while still maintaining a cross-cultural mission perspective. Returned and 
furloughed missionaries and those preparing for a ministry in a cross-cultural setting 
will find this certificate program helpful. 

Certificate in Health Care Mission Leadership 

Thomas Nairn, O.F.M. Director 
This certificate is designed to prepare the student for work in the area of health care 
mission effectiveness. Its aim is to help develop those competencies for health care 
mission leadership articulated by the Catholic Health Association. The eight courses are 
divided among four areas: foundation work in theology and ethics, advanced theology 
and ethics, health care leadership issues, and integration. An internship is required as 
part of the integrative area. 

Certificate in Liturgical Studies 

Edward Foley, Capuchin Director 
This certificate requires 16 hours in the area of liturgy and eight hours in doctrinal 
studies. Each student in the program develops an individual program in consultation 
with the director of the certificate program. 

Certificate in Pastoral Studies 

Gilberto Cavazos-Gonzalez, O.F.M. Director 
This is the most general and least structured of the certificate programs. Students can 
design a program to meet their individual needs, enrolling in any eight courses (24 
hours). Students can shape their program of studies in consultation with the director. It 
is strongly suggested that students include some pastoral ministry courses in their 
curriculum for this certificate. 

Certificate in Spiritual Formation 

Mary Frohlich Director 
Students enrolled in the Certificate in Spiritual Formation program may design a 
personalized plan of eight courses which should include Issues in Spiritual Formation 
and six or seven other spirituality or ministry courses. This certificate program may be 
appropriate for formation directors, those who want an academic background to enhance 
a ministry of spiritual direction, those who want to augment their preparation for other 
spiritual ministries, or those who wish to do a year's study in spirituality without the 
constraints of a degree program. 



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CONTINUING EDUCATION 

Opal Easter Director 

Continuing education offers opportunities for professional and personal development. 
Students may choose courses most suited to their specific goals. The certificate and 
sabbatical programs provide a structure for students within which to continue their 
education. It is also possible to select courses without any programmatic structure. 

Off-Site Learning 

Several opportunities for off-site study are offered in the Chicago area and beyond. To 
accommodate degree programs students and those looking for theological enrichment, 
courses are offered each semester at off- site locations in the Chicagoland area. Current 
locations include downtown Chicago and the dioceses of Gary, Indiana, and Joliet, 
Illinois. Courses at these locations can be taken for credit or for continuing education 
units (CEUs). 

Evenings and Weekends 

To better meet the intellectual and spiritual needs of busy people with demanding daily 
schedules, a rich array of graduate-level courses are offered on evenings and Saturdays 
at our Hyde Park campus. 

Leadership Seminars in Pastoral Administration (Pearls & Treasures) 

Leadership seminars are offered throughout the academic year that address six 
significant areas of pastoral administration with practical information taught by experts 
in each. Topics covered include leadership styles and team building, workplace 
relationships, personnel issues, budgets and financial reporting, public relations, and 
fund raising. Presented in an interactive style, these seminars help students develop a 
basic knowledge of pastoral administration so that they can identify the skills lay leaders 
can bring to pastoral settings and collaborate with them effectively. Students who take 
all six seminars may receive academic credit in either the M.Div. or M.A.P.S. degree 
program. 

The Summer Institute 

Opal Easter Director 

The Summer Institute provides an opportunity to enrich and enhance effectiveness in 
ministry or deepen theological and spiritual understanding. The Summer Institute offers 
three consecutive weeks of intensive courses. Each course meets for two and one half 
hours daily for five days. The areas of study include scripture, leadership, liturgy, 
pastoral ministry, and spirituality. Classes are conveniently scheduled morning, 
afternoon, and evening, and can be taken for graduate credit or for continuing education 
units (CEUs). Liturgy and common prayer are offered daily. The Institute attracts 
international students as well as students from all across the United States. 



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SABBATICALS 

Sabbaticals offer an opportunity to refresh the spirit, refine ministry skills, and deepen 
knowledge and faith. To meet the participant's needs and schedule, two significantly 
different sabbatical options are available: the Hesburgh Sabbatical, a four-month 
curriculum-centered community-based experience, and the Independent Sabbatical, an 
individually-designed educational and cultural experience. 

The Hesburgh Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry 

JoAnn McCaffrey Associate Director 
The Hesburgh Center Sabbatical Program is a four-month sabbatical of 32 brief courses, 
taught every semester by outstanding faculty, provides a holistic renewal experience in 
the Catholic tradition for clergy, religious, and lay ministers. In a time of dramatic 
global transition in this Third Millennium, the program invites participants to reflect on 
their own ministerial/spiritual development in the light of a changing world and in the 
context of a community of co-learners. 

Individually-Designed Sabbatical Program 

This sabbatical program provides experienced ministers with the opportunity to design 
a program to fulfill their own individual goals. Opportunities include courses in the 
academic curriculum and in the Hesburgh Sabbatical, spiritual direction, lectures at the 
area universities and theological schools, and all of the cultural resources of the Chicago 
area. Persons may enroll for one or two semesters and take courses for credit or for 
audit. 

THE INSTITUTE OF RELIGIOUS FORMATION 

Barbara Doherty, S.R Director 
Francis Landry, C.P. Associate Director 

The Institute of Religious Formation, known as "The formation program for a global 
church," is designed primarily for women and men who are charged with formation 
responsibilities in Roman Catholic religious communities and seminaries. The Institute 
offers its participants a nine month program, September through June, that includes the 
academic excellence of CTU, the experience of living, studying, and working with 
people from across the globe, and the cultural and ministerial resources of the city of 
Chicago. Presentations, whether in classes for academic credit (9 credit hours) or in 
workshops, offer an exciting, spiritual, collaborative, intellectual, and experiential 
approach to learning, life, and formation ministry. Six themes relevant for formation 
ministry are emphasized during the nine months: the Formative Journey, Global 
Consciousness, Biblical Spirituality, the Contemplative Dimension, Earth Literacy — 
and all based in weekly Theological Reflection. 



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MINISTRY STUDY PROGRAMS 

World Mission Program 

The Cross-Cultural Ministries Department oversees concentrations in World Mission in 
all degree programs. The World Mission program supplements the degree programs by 
sponsoring the annual World Mission Lecture, Mission Focus gatherings with 
student-led discussions about their mission and cross-cultural experiences, and other 
extra-curricular activities. Students and faculty meet the reality of cultural and religious 
pluralism in the global church in the classroom, in extra-curricular activities, and 
through the rich diversity of international students and others with mission and 
cross-cultural experience. Everyone is encouraged to reflect theologically and pastorally 
on the contemporary issues of the church's mission: witness and proclamation; liturgy, 
prayer, and contemplation; justice, peace, and the integrity of creation; interreligious 
dialogue; inculturation; and reconciliation. 

A wide selection of courses is offered which feature missiological dimensions in 
biblical, doctrinal, ethical, pastoral, and liturgical studies, as well as courses with a 
cross-cultural focus that explore the dynamics of culture and their implications for 
mission and ministry. There is a special course to help people prepare for cross-cultural 
mission and ministry. Students returning from the Overseas Training Program as well as 
returned and furloughed missionaries, often join the Mission Integration Seminar to 
process their mission experience and re-entry. 

Spirituality Studies 

A rich variety of options are offered in the area of spirituality studies. In addition to the 
courses offered by the Department of Spirituality and Pastoral Care, many other courses 
include a concern for spiritual life and ministry. Sabbatical and continuing education 
students frequently attest that they find the environment of CTU, including its liturgical 
life, cultural opportunities, atmosphere of community, and availability of spiritual 
directors and companions, most conducive for spiritual growth and reflection. The 
nearby Claret Center offers spiritual direction, counseling, workshops and retreats, and 
an internship in spiritual direction. 

For those desiring more structured study in spirituality, the M.A. and D.Min. programs 
offer concentrations in this field. Students in M.A.P.S. or M.Div. programs can select 
from spirituality options for electives, ministry practica, and final projects. Certificate 
programs are available in Spiritual Formation and in Biblical Spirituality. For more 
information, contact the respective program directors. 



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Hispanic Ministry 

Gilberto Cavazos-Gonzalez, O.F.M. Director 

Almost one out of every two Roman Catholics in the U.S. is Hispanic/Latino. Out of a 
growing concern that both ordained and non-ordained ministers be prepared for this 
reality, courses are provided in Hispanic Ministry and Pastoral Studies. These courses 
provide both Hispanic and non-Hispanic persons with a theological education that is 
historically, culturally, and religiously grounded in an Hispanic/Latino context and 
experience. CTU cooperates with the Hispanic Ministry programs of Lutheran School 
of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary to provide other 
educational experiences such as seminars, workshops, community dialogue, and special 
events. A concentration in Hispanic pastoral studies is available to M.A.P.S. students. 

Hyde Park Joint Pan-African Ministries Program 

The Hyde Park Cluster of Theological Schools' Joint Pan- African Ministries Program 
prepares men and women for effective ministries in the African- American community. 
It was established in response to the critical need for black church leadership to serve 
the practical and spiritual needs of its people. Through a series of courses, field 
experiences, and formation activities, students can enhance their preparation for ministry 
with a special focus on ministry in the African American community. 

There are eight core courses in the program which cover areas such as biblical 
interpretation from an Afro-centric perspective; the history of the Black Church in North 
America; Black theology; ethical implications of ministry in the Black church; 
preaching in the Black church; pastoral care in the Black church; Black spirituality; and 
community leadership. Workshops, lectures, fellowship occasions, and a mentoring 
program constitute the formation element of the program. 

Native American Ministries 

Faculty in the Cross-Cultural Ministries department offer traveling seminars to the 
Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota several times a year. These 
seminars are an integral part of courses on Native American culture and spirituality. 
It is also possible to arrange special field placements in the Native American community 
in Chicago or on the reservations in South Dakota. Individual guidance is available to 
students interested in focusing on Native American studies. Information is available 
from Claude Marie Barbour, professor of world mission. 

Institute for Liturgical Consultants 

Gilbert Ostdiek, O.F.M. Director 

The Institute for Liturgical Consultants is an intensive, two-summer program for 
architects, artists, and liturgists who wish to serve as professional facilitators for 
communities renovating or building places of worship. The program can be taken either 
as professional enrichment for practicing consultants or as the first step for those 
preparing to take up this work. Applicants must have formal academic preparation and 



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professional experience in one of these areas: architecture, art, liturgy, educational 
process, or change management. The Institute accepts a new group every third year 
(2006, 2009). 



OFF-CAMPUS STUDY 

Biblical Study/Travel 

Leslie Hoppe, O.F.M. Director 

The Biblical Study /Travel programs in biblical lands offer students the opportunity to 
study the Bible in context. These programs are academic in orientation and fully 
accredited (with the exception of the Holy Land Retreat), and led by faculty of the 
Biblical Literature and Languages department. Schedules for the programs and other 
information are available from the Director of Biblical Study /Travel. 

Fall Program 

This 12- week program (late August to mid-November) combines biblical study with 
visits to historical and archaeological sites in Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. 
Students can earn graduate credits to meet the biblical requirements of degree or 
certificate programs. Following the overseas portion of the program, there is an optional 
re-entry seminar conducted at CTU that helps students to relate their experiences in the 
land of the Bible to theology, spirituality, and ministry. 

Spring Program 

This three-week study tour of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Jordan is offered in 
the spring in odd-numbered years (e.g. 2005, 2007). This tour, which includes a full 
range of biblical sites in Galilee, the Old City of Jerusalem, Petra, and many others, will 
deepen knowledge of the Bible. Courses on the history and archeology of Israel, offered 
at CTU, provide excellent preparation for this tour and credits from the class and the 
tour can be applied to a degree or certificate program. 

The Holy Land Retreat 

For two weeks every summer, the Holy Land Retreat provides a superb opportunity to 
reflect prayerfully on the scriptures while traveling in Israel. A portion of each day is 
spent visiting biblical sites for reflection and prayer. Conferences develop the religious 
impact of the biblical and archaeological memories of the sites visited. 

Overseas Training Program 

The Overseas Training Program is a supervised missionary-pastoral experience 
in a cross-cultural situation. The program entails at least one year of direct ministry 
with supervision, following the necessary language and cultural studies preparation. 
In dialogue with the Cross-Cultural Ministries department participating religious 
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responsibility of organizing and administering the program for their students. 
Independent students plan their programs directly with the Cross Cultural Ministries 
department. 

Louvain Study 

Students may spend one or two semesters studying in the English-speaking section of 
the Theological Faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). The specific 
details of this program are available from the Academic Dean. 

Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies 

Sponsored in cooperation with Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies, students 
have the opportunity to participate in a nine-week summer program or a three-week 
immersion program in Ghana, West Africa. The summer program extends from 
mid- June to mid- August each year and includes cultural orientation, intensive language 
study, village immersion, and debriefing. The immersion takes places in late August to 
mid-September and includes all four of the preceding components in shorter duration. 
Information is available from the chair of the Cross-Cultural Ministries department 
(summer program) or the Chicago Center for Global Ministries (immersion program). 

Claret Center Internship in Spiritual Direction 

The Claret Center, located a few blocks from CTU, offers a nine-month internship in 
spiritual direction. The internship program meets one day per week and can be 
combined with other course work and/or employment. M.A.P.S. or M.Div. students who 
complete the internship may apply for three academic credits. M.Div. students may 
request the internship as their Ministry Practicum II placement. Continuing education 
students may also be able to make use of this resource. Interested students must apply 
and be accepted by the Claret Center. Further information is available from the Claret 
Center or from the chair of the Spirituality and Pastoral Care Department. 

National Capital Semester for Seminarians 

Catholic Theological Union participates in the National Capital Semester for 
Seminarians, directed by Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Students 
spend a semester focusing on public policy and theology through study, reflection, direct 
political action, and meeting with persons involved in the political process. Information 
is available from the Director of the M.Div. Program. 



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The Institute for Black Catholic Studies 

Students interested in understanding the African- American community or ministering 
within it can study in the Summer Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier 
University, New Orleans. The Institute sponsors the only Catholic program offering the 
Master of Theology degree (Th.M.) from an Afrocentric perspective. In addition to work 
in the theological disciplines, the Institute offers certificates in youth ministry and 
catechetics and courses in lay leadership. Students have the option of transferring six 
credits from the Institute into CTU or completing a second master's degree through the 
Institute. Further information is available from the Director of the Tolton Program. 



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COURSE OFFERINGS 

Philosophy Studies 

Courses in the Philosophy Studies Program cover such areas as: 

• critical thinking and applied logic 

• philosophical ethics 

• the history of ancient, medieval, and modern philosophy 

• philosophy for theologians 

• the philosophy of science and of art 

• the works of specific philosophers such as Thomas Aquinas 



Biblical Languages and Literature 

Courses in the Department of Biblical Languages and Literature cover such areas as: 
introduction to the bible 
the Pentateuch 
Deuteronomist history 
early and later prophecy 
psalms and Wisdom literature 
the archeology of ancient Israel 
the synoptic gospels 
the Johannine writings 
the Pauline letters 

the relationship of bible, mission, and culture 
women in the early church 
a mujerista perspective in biblical interpretation 
the passion narratives 
the parables of Jesus 

the theology of church in the New Testament 
feminist hermeneutics in bible and theology 



Cross-Cultural Ministries 

Courses in the Department of Cross-Cultural Ministries cover such areas as: 

• Native American spirituality 

• early and modern mission history 

• culture and spirituality 

• Hispanic popular religiosity 

• preparation for cross-cultural ministry 

• Catholics and American culture 

• understanding Eucharist in cross-cultural contexts 

• African traditional religions 

• U.S. Latino theologies 

• the Church in Asia today 

• Islamic studies 



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• the history of Muslim-Christian relations 

• the theory and methods of inculturation 



Historical and Doctrinal Studies 

Courses in the Department of Historical and Doctrinal Studies cover such areas as: 
the history of the church from a global perspective 
patristics 

early Christianity in Asia 

developing theologies of God from distinct cultural perspectives 
Christology 
creation and grace 

priesthood in the Roman Catholic tradition 
North American theology 
the missionary dynamics of the church 
theological anthropology from a cross-cultural perspective 
the personal and social dimensions of Christian ethics 
mutuality and relationship 
global economic justice 
sexual ethics for the Christian 
the historical development of moral theology 
the ethical challenges of modern medicine 



Spirituality and Pastoral Theology 

Courses in the Department of Spirituality and Pastoral Theology cover such areas as: 
vocation 

charism and ministry 
spiritual companionship 
the theology and practice of prayer 
contemporary issues in religious life 
religious experience in the life cycle 
the spiritual classics of the early church 
biblical foundations of spiritual 
medieval mysticism 
Franciscan spirituality 
contemporary trends in spirituality 
pastoring in religiously diverse settings 
theology and ministry 
human development and pastoral care 

issues in pastoral care in the Hispanic and African- American communities 
family dynamics and leadership 



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Word and Worshd? 

Courses in the Department of Word and Worship cover such areas as: 

• the theology and celebration of the sacraments 

• theologies of the Eucharist 

• liturgical preaching 

• preaching at sacraments and funerals 

• the lay leadership of prayer 

• patterns of Christian prayer 

• lay presiding 

• RCIA for adults and for children 

• liturgical inculturation 

• the liturgical foundations of spirituality 

• the liturgical year 



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ADMISSIONS POLICIES 

The academic programs of Catholic Theological Union are open to all qualified students 
who wish to prepare for ministry or desire to study the Roman Catholic tradition for 
personal growth. Applications for admission are available from the Director of 
Recruitment and Admissions. Unless other arrangements have been made, completed 
applications are due three weeks before the beginning of a term. For specific dates for 
this academic year contact the Admissions Office. 

Applicants for degree programs who have not completed their applications by three 
weeks before the beginning of a term may be admitted to course work in that term as 
continuing education students. They may take up to four courses for credit which can be 
later applied to their degree programs. Students intending to apply these courses to the 
M.A. program must so designate these courses when they register for them. To transfer 
into a degree program, these students must apply to the Admissions Committee for 
change of status and complete the remaining portions of the application process by the 
fifth week of the term. 

Admission and Advancement Criteria 

Catholic Theological Union as a school of theology and ministry prepares people for 
the service of the church. The good of the church is the chief criterion for decisions 
concerning whether or not to accept, advance, and graduate any student in programs 
preparing people for professional ministry. Thus, Catholic Theological Union reserves 
the right to accept or to reject any applicant, the right to advance or dismiss any student, 
and the right to recommend or refuse any student for graduation. All such decisions 
made by Catholic Theological Union are final. 

General Admissions Requirements 

1. A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an approved college or university. 

A limited number of students without a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent can 
be admitted as special students with certain conditions. 

2. A completed application form. 

3. Payment of a non-refundable application fee. 

4. CTU reserves the right to require a formal evaluation of applicants and a personal 
interview with admissions officials. 

5. Degree students are to submit a writing sample which will be assessed by the 
Language Resource and Writing Center. Students will ordinarily be required to 
follow the recommendations for improvement of writing skills which may result 
from this assessment. 

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SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 

Master of Divinity Program 

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, applicants for the M.Div. 
program should normally have a liberal arts background, including courses in 
philosophy and undergraduate theology. Specific admission requirements include: 

1. Three letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the applicant's 
suitability for graduate study and ministry. Note: Applicants from participating 
religious communities are not required to submit these letters since sponsorship by 
a participating community constitutes adequate recommendation. If the community 
withdraws its sponsorship or if the student leaves the community, the student is 
required to present a new application with letters of recommendation, one of which 
must come from an official representative of the former community. Students in the 
Augustus Tolton Scholars program and the Oscar Romero Scholars program who 
discontinue participation in those programs must likewise present a new application 
with letters of recommendation. 

2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended by the applicant. 
Transcripts are to be sent by the Registrars of these schools directly to the 
Admissions Office. 

3. Academic prerequisites: 

Track I Track II 

9 semester hours of philosophy 24 semester hours of philosophy 

12 semester hours of undergraduate theology 

Note: A selection of non-credit courses in philosophy is offered to help M.Div. students 
meet the prerequisites in philosophy for this degree. Track II students may take 
Foundational and Complementary Core theology courses to meet the prerequisites in 
theology/religious studies. Advanced standing will be given rather than credit in those 
theological areas. 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Program 

The admission prerequisites include an undergraduate degree or its equivalent with the 
recommendation of three consecutive years of ministry in a situation of responsibility, 
leadership and continuous involvement, such as a parish catechetical leader, liturgical 
coordinator, youth minister, or RCIA directorship. 

1. Three letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the applicant's 
suitability for graduate study and ministry. Note: Applicants from participating 
religious communities are not required to submit these letters. 

2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended by the applicant. 
Transcripts are to be sent by the Registrars of these schools directly to the 
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3. Some background in theology, philosophy, psychology and sociology is 
recommended. 

4. Three years of experience in communicating religious values to others. 

Master of Arts in Theology Program 

1. Three letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the applicant's 
suitability for graduate study. Note: Applicants from participating religious 
communities are not required to submit these letters. 

2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended by the applicant. 
Transcripts are to be sent by the registrars of these schools directly to the 
Admissions Office. 

3. An undergraduate major in theology or religious studies, 27 quarter hours or 18 
semester hours in theology, or demonstration of equivalent preparation. Note: 
Foundational and Complementary Core theology courses may be taken to meet 
the prerequisites in theology /religious studies. Please consult the M.A. Director 
for details. 

4. A background in philosophy sufficient for the understanding of theology. 
Prerequisites can be taken at CTU. 

Doctor of Ministry Program 

1. The M.Div. degree or the equivalent of three years of graduate theological studies 
with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. 

2. Five years of full-time ministry, ordinarily following the applicant's first ministerial 
degree. 

3. Submission of a detailed curriculum vitae. 

4. Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended by the applicant. 
Transcripts are to be sent by the Registrars of these schools directly to the Director 
of the D.Min. program. 

5. A 1500- word essay that includes a statement of the applicant's personal goals in 
ministry, a descriptive self-assessment of the applicant's ministry, and an annotated 
list of readings in theology and ministry over the last two years. 

6. Three letters of recommendation, including one from an ecclesiastical superior and 
one attesting to the applicant's academic ability. 

Note: The deadline for completing the D.Min. application is April 15. 

Certificate Programs, Continuing Education, and Special Students 

1. An official transcript from one post-secondary school. The transcript should be 
from a degree-granting school or graduate school. 

2. One letter of recommendation from a person who can attest to the applicant's ability 
to undertake graduate study. 



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Note: Upon admission, students must be in compliance with immunization requirements 
of the State of Illinois. Further information is available from the Admissions Office. 

International Applicants 

In addition to meeting the general and specific admission requirements, applicants from 
outside the United States who do not hold a U.S. Passport must submit a letter of 
financial support or personal guarantee of payment. This will allow CTU to issue the I- 
20 necessary to study in the U.S. 



ACADEMIC POLICIES 

Student Classification 

Students are admitted to degree programs after completion of admission requirements 
and prerequisites of the respective programs. They are candidates for the degree after 
completing the procedures listed in the respective degree manuals. Continuing education 
students are students who are enrolled but are not seeking a degree. Special students are 
those without a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. Auditors are students who enroll 
in courses but do not take them for credit. 

Catholic Theological Union follows the semester system. There are 15 weeks in each 
semester. The normal course load is between 12-15 credit hours per semester though 
students enrolling for at least nine hours per semester are considered full-time students. 
Students who register for less than nine credits in any semester are part-time students. 

Program Directors 

Each academic program has a director who is responsible for general oversight of the 
program. The program director insures that students enrolled in the programs follow the 
program's regulations and procedures. 

Program Manuals 

There is a program manual for each degree program which is available from the 
program director. Copies are also available in the Bechtold Library. The manuals 
provide complete academic information and the official regulations and procedures 
specific to each program. Students are responsible for becoming acquainted with the 
manual of the degree they are pursuing. 

Academic Advisors 

Each student will be assigned an academic advisor from the faculty. While the academic 
advisor monitors the student's progress, the student is responsible for meeting all 
requirements for graduation according to the specifications of the appropriate program 
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Bias-free Language 

All instructors and students are expected to use nondiscriminatory language when 
referring to human beings in classroom presentations and discussions, in written 
materials and papers for courses, and in theses and projects. While recognizing the 
complexity of the cultural contexts and theological issues around the question of how 
God is named, gender-neutral or gender-balanced language and imagery in so far as 
possible is encouraged when referring to God. 

Plagiarism 

Academic integrity demands that a student acknowledge all sources employed in the 
preparation of written assignments, whether in the use of exact quotations or in 
substantial reproduction of ideas. Failure to do so (plagiarism) normally will result in a 
failing grade for the course and may also result in dismissal. 

Registration 

All students are to complete their registration and arrange for payment of fees at the 
time and place announced by the Registrar, who will provide detailed instructions for 
registration. 

Students are to plan their registration by consulting their academic advisors. The 
advisor's signature must appear on registration forms before the Registrar can accept 
them. The academic advisor and the faculty involved must also approve any change in 
the student's course selection, using a form the student will secure from the Registrar. 
Adding or dropping courses is allowed through the first week of the semester without 
academic or financial penalty. 

Auditing Courses 

Instructors may permit auditors to attend their courses. While auditors may participate in 
class discussions, instructors are not required to evaluate any written work from them 
nor are auditors required to take tests or examinations. While audit courses are listed on 
the student's permanent record, no grade is given. Space for auditors may be limited in 
some courses. Permission of the academic advisor and the instructor involved is 
necessary to change from credit to audit. Information about changing status is available 
from the Registrar. 

Withdrawals 

Students may withdraw from any course up to the end of the ninth week of the semester. 
They are to secure the withdrawal form from the Registrar and seek the approval of 
their academic advisor and the instructor involved. Withdrawals after the ninth week 
will be noted on the student's record as either "Withdrew Passing" (WP) or "Withdrew 
Failing" (WF). 



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Independent Study 

Opportunities for independent study make it possible for students to pursue interests not 
covered by regular course offerings. Interested students may contact a member of the 
faculty who will define learning tasks and course requirements. Students are responsible 
for completing the necessary form before registration. This form is available from the 
Registrar. Courses that are regularly offered are not normally taken as an independent 
study. Independent studies must be taken for credit. Accepting responsibility for 
supervising independent studies is left to the discretion of faculty members. 

Extensions and Incompletes 

Each instructor sets the deadline for the submission of all course work. Students must 
petition the instructor to receive an incomplete (I), a grade that denotes that the work for 
a course has not been completed by the deadline. Students are to remove an incomplete 
by the end of the following semester. If the student fails to do so, the grade will be 
changed to a "Permanent Incomplete" (PI). In either case, no credit is given and the 
course must be repeated if it is a required course. 

Students who do not submit a petition for extension and do not complete the course 
work by the end of the semester will receive a "Permanent Incomplete" (PI). 

Students must secure the petition for extension form from the Registrar, who can 
provide additional information on the policies and procedures on incompletes. The 
granting of extensions and incompletes is the sole prerogative of the instructor. No 
instructor is required to grant an extension. 

Incompletes cannot be given by visiting instructors or by instructors who will be on 
sabbatical leave the following semester. 

Students who have two incompletes or who are on academic probation must consult 
with the Academic Dean before registration. 

Grades 

The instructor is solely responsible for evaluating the course work of students and 
assigning grades. At the end of each semester the student will receive a grade report 
listing the total hours accumulated and the cumulative grade point average. The 
Registrar is responsible for distributing the grade reports. 

Instructors assign a letter grade unless the course follows a pass-fail system. The 
Registrar uses a numerical system to compute the student's grade point average 
according to the following scale: 



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A range: Excellent work 



A+/A 
A- 



4.00 
3.75 



B range: Good work 



B+ 

B 

B- 



3.50 
3.00 
2.75 



C range: Fair work 



C+ 

C 

C- 



2.50 
2.00 
1.75 



D range: Poor 

F: Fail 

WP 

P 

WF 

I 

PI 

N 



1.00 



Withdrew Passing 

Pass 

Withdrew Failing 

Incomplete 

Permanent Incomplete 

No Grade 



Academic Probation 

Students in degree programs must maintain a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average 
[GPA] to graduate. Students whose GPA falls below 3.0 in two successive semesters are 
subject to academic probation. Students failing to show improvement are subject to 
dismissal. More information about academic probation is available from the Academic 
Dean. CTU reserves the right to dismiss students whose academic progress or 
adjustment to the school is unsatisfactory. Students who are dismissed for academic 
reasons cannot be readmitted to a degree program. 

Advanced Standing 

Students beginning the M.Div. and M.A.P.S. programs may petition to receive advanced 
standing for previous work in foundational courses. Students should consult with their 
respective program directors. If the petition is granted, the hours in those foundational 
areas become elective. 

Credit by Examination 

Students in the M.Div. and M.A.P.S. programs may petition to receive credit by 
examination in many foundational areas and some advanced areas in their respective 
programs. Interested students may consult their respective program manuals and 
directors. 



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Transfer of Credit 

Graduate credit in theology, completed within the last seven years for a grade of "B"or 
better, may be transferred to Catholic Theological Union. Ordinarily, no more than six 
semester hours may be transferred into the M.A. and M.A.P.S. programs and no more 
than 24 semester hours into the M.Div. program. Students wishing to transfer credits 
must consult with their program directors. Forms for this purpose are available from the 
Registrar. Such credits will be recognized only after students have successfully 
completed one year of academic work. Courses taken as part of CTU-approved 
cooperative programs are considered CTU credit and will not be counted as transfer 
credit. 

Credit by Cross-Registration 

Students enrolled in master's level programs may take courses at any of the other 
members of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools at no extra charge and at 
the University of Chicago with a significant reduction of tuition. Credit for courses 
taken in these schools may be applied to CTU degree requirements. Students are 
encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Up to one third of a student's work 
may be done in these schools; by special arrangement this may be increased to one half. 

Transfer of Courses Taken after Admission 

After admission, students are expected to take courses for their degrees at CTU, one of 
the ACTS schools, or the University of Chicago. If a student wishes to take a course 
elsewhere for credit toward a CTU degree, permission must be obtained in advance. 
Students are to consult their respective program manuals and directors for the 
appropriate procedures. 

Grievances 

There are times in the life of any institution when conflicts may arise. The Student 
Orientation Binder has a detailed description of the grievance procedures that deal with 
such circumstances. These procedures have been designed to protect the student, the 
instructor, and the administration in the resolution of the grievance. 

Graduation 

Students who anticipate completing all the requirements of their degree or certificate 
programs in a particular year must apply for graduation with the Registrar during the 
fall quarter of the academic year they intend to graduate. Students are responsible for 
completing all requirements of their degree program. The Board of Trustees grants 
degrees upon the recommendation of the faculty. 



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Transcripts 

A student may request in writing that the Registrar send an academic transcript to 
designated persons or institutions. No transcripts are sent without a written request and 
only when all accounts are paid. The first transcript is sent free of charge. For all others, 
payment of the fee must accompany the request. Transcripts submitted as part of the 
admissions process become the property of Catholic Theological Union. 



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STUDENT LIFE 



At the heart of Catholic Theological Union is the academic program, yet there is more 
to life at CTU than classes. The school provides opportunities for worship and a variety 
of extracurricular activities that play an important role in ministerial and personal 
formation. 

Student Services 

Housing coordination for independent students and information on health insurance, 
athletic facilities, and recreational opportunities are available from Student Services 
(Room 207). For resources on spiritual direction and counseling, contact the Director 
of Continuing Education. 

Housing 

Catholic Theological Union offers a range of housing options in five buildings on 
Cornell Avenue. Apartment layouts vary from studios to one bedrooms, with or without 
a kitchen, furnished or unfurnished, walkups and buildings with elevators. To rent an 
apartment contact the Housing Coordinator no later than 30 days prior to the beginning 
of the semester. Since space is limited, submit housing requests as soon as possible after 
admission. If CTU housing is unavailable, students will be assisted in finding other 
suitable, affordable housing in the area. For rental rates, availability of apartments, 
and housing policies and regulations, contact the Housing Coordinator. 

Food Service 

The cafeteria on the first floor of the main academic building serves daily breakfast, 
lunch, and dinner when school is in session. 

University of Chicago Services 

Students at Catholic Theological Union can take advantage of the following services 
offered by the University of Chicago: University Health Services, student health 
insurance, and access to the University's Regenstein Library and to its athletic facilities. 
Information is in Student Services (Room 207). 

Recreational Facilities 

Both Hyde Park and the city offer a wide range of recreational opportunities. Students 
may use the athletic facilities of the University of Chicago for an annual fee. Other 
public and private facilities in the neighborhood offer opportunities for walking, 
jogging, cycling, gold, racquetball, swimming, tennis, and fitness exercises. CTU is a 
short walk from the Lake Michigan, public tennis courts, and the lakefront parks. 



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Student Representative Council (SRC) 

The Student Representative Council, which is made up of seminarians, laywomen and 
men, and full time, part time and commuting students, is the vehicle for student opinion 
and action. Through its representatives on the Student Affairs Committee of the Board 
of Trustees and on faculty and administrative committees of the school, the SRC insures 
student input on important matters. It also organizes social activities, cultural sharing 
events, and educational forums. Service on the SRC is voluntary. 

Alumni/ae Relations 

Graduates of all degree and certificate programs are eligible for membership in the 
Alumni Association. Membership dues are payable each spring and cover the following 
calendar year. Membership benefits include a subscription to New Theology Review, 
library privileges, Logos, the CTU newsletter, and a 25 percent discount on tuition for 
the Summer Institute. For more information, contact the Development Office. 

International Students 

Michel Andraos Coordinator 

This program welcomes and supports new independent international students. The 
program offers support to new students in the areas of accompaniment, community 
building, and basic orientation regarding the practical aspects of life in the new culture. 
The program coordinator brings to the attention of faculty and administration the 
specific needs of new international students. Also, coordinators of international student 
programs from Catholic Theological Union, Lutheran School of Theology, and 
McCormick Theological Seminary jointly organize regular workshops to assist new 
students. 



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FINANCIAL AID 

Catholic Theological Union is committed to providing need-based financial aid to make 
full-time theological and ministerial education possible. The resources for this financial 
aid come from several scholarship funds. Normally assistance is only available to 
students in degree programs and takes the form of tuition remission grants. Applications 
from full-time students have precedence. 

Financial aid is awarded in semester increments for a period of one year or less. Awards 
are renewable based on applications submitted by March 15. New students may make 
an application for financial aid with their application for admission. Deadline for 
students matriculating in the fall semester is June 1 . 

While CTU seeks to help students to meet the expenses associated with full-time 
graduate ministerial studies, the ultimate responsibility for these expenses rests with the 
student. Other possible sources of support are contributions from agencies, dioceses and 
parishes, student loans, and part-time employment. Students engaged in ministry who 
receive tuition grants from their agency, diocese, or parish may also qualify for a 
matching grant in the form of tuition remission. Students may also access Fellowships 
Plus website, www.thefund.org, an on-line catalog containing sources of financial 
assistance. The Admissions Office has information regarding student loans. There are 
opportunities for student employment on campus. 

Note: Students with existing student loans who are withdrawing from their academic 
programs must notify the Registrar by letter. 



SCHOLARSHIPS 

There are several scholarships for which qualified students are encouraged to apply: 

The Bernardin Schofarships 

The Bernardin Scholarships are available to M.A. and D.Min. students who wish to 
focus on Cardinal Bernardin's legacy and theology in the light of the Second Vatican 
Council. Areas of concentration include: promotion of the vision of the church, the 
Consistent Ethic of Life, the search for Common Ground, the strengthening of the 
Catholic-Jewish or Catholic-Muslim dialogue, and exploration of healthcare issues and 
pastoral care. Contact the Bernardin Center for information. 



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The International Women's Scholarship Fund 

The International Women's Scholarship Fund offers one-year scholarships covering 
tuition, books, and housing. This fund benefits women from third world countries or 
developing nations who are seeking credentials for Roman Catholic ministries in their 
countries. 

The Augustus Tolton Scholarship Fund 

The Augustus Tolton Scholarship Fund supports lay African- American students 
preparing for ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Contact the Director of the 
Augustus Tolton Program for further information. 

The Oscar Romero Scholarship Fund 

The Oscar Romero Scholarship Fund supports lay Hispanic/Latin American students 
preparing for ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Contact the Director of the Oscar 
Romero Program for further information. 

Other scholarships, administered through the general scholarship fund include: 

Mother Mary Catherine McAuley Scholarship Fund 

The Mother Mary Catherine McAuley Scholarship Fund benefits women students 
studying for ministry. 

The Carroll Stuhlmueller Scholarship Fund 

Carroll Stuhlmueller Scholarship Fund supports students concentrating in biblical 
spirituality (international women students receive first consideration). 

The Dennis Geaney Scholarship Fund 

The Dennis Geaney Scholarship Fund supports lay students of ministry. Applications 
forms are available through the Admissions Office. 

Ministers in the Vicinity 

This program allows persons already engaged in ministry from the Chicagoland area to 
audit three courses over a two-year period for a reduced tuition rate. Application for the 
Ministers in the Vicinity Program are available from the Director of Continuing 
Education. The student must also complete the general admission requirements and been 
admitted. 

Information on scholarships is available through the Admissions Office. 



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PAYMENT POLICY 

Tuition, fees, and other student expenses are subject to annual review and are subject to 
change. 

Housing is billed monthly. Payment of tuition and fees is due on the first day of each 
semester. Late payment (after 30 days) is subject to a one percent per month penalty on 
the unpaid balance. Students may request special payment plans by contacting the 
Comptroller at the beginning of the semester. Students with unpaid balances in one 
semester may register for the following semester on a conditional basis. Unpaid 
balances cannot be carried past the following quarter or into the next academic year. 
Catholic Theological Union reserves the right to withhold registration, library privileges, 
transfer of credits, diplomas, and transcripts until all charges and penalties have been 
paid in full. 



REFUND POLICY 

When withdrawing from courses, students are to follow procedures set out by the 
Registrar. Refunds are available according to the following schedule: 

Through the first week of the semester full refund 

Through the second week of the semester 75 percent refund 

Through the third week of the semester 50 percent refund 

Through the fourth week of the semester 25 percent refund 

As of the fifth week of the semester, refunds are not granted, except for situations 
deemed to be unusual emergencies by the Executive Committee. 



CONTINUATION FEE 

Students who complete all course work for their degrees must register every semester 
until they complete all other requirements for graduation. They pay a nominal 
continuation fee connected with this registration. The continuing students who make 
regular use of the library and faculty advisement are charged a slightly higher fee. 



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THE ADMINISTRATION 

President 

Donald Senior, C.P. 

Vice President and Academic Dean 

Gary Riebe-Estrella, S.V.D. 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES & STAFF 

Academic Dean 

Amy Venegas, Administrative Assistant 773.753.5306 

Admissions 

Kathy Van Duser, Director 773.753.5316 

Carmen Guzman, Administrative Assistant 773.256.4255 

Bechtold Library 

Kenneth O'Malley, C.P., Director 773.753.5322 

Frances Hankins, Office Manager 773.753.5324 

Juventino Lagos, Acquisitions Assistant 773.753.5252 

Catherine Meaney, Library Cataloger 773.753.5323 

Denise Randle, Library Assistant 773.753.5321 

Michael Stone, Technical Services 773.753.5323 

The Bernardin Center 

Sheila McLaughlin, Director 773.684. 1056 

Administrative Assistant 773 .684. 1 056 

Angie Appleby, Director, Peacebuilders Initiative 773.684.1056 

Bart Hisgen, Assoc. Director, Peacebuilders Initiative 773.684.1056 

Biblical Study/Travel Program 

Leslie Hoppe, O.F.M., Director 773.753.5345 

Betty Brewer, Special Programs Assistant 773.753.5341 

(also Tolton and D.Min. Assistant) 

Business & Finance 

Joyce O'Connor, Comptroller 773.753.5304 

Elizabeth Cope, Accounting Clerk 773.753.5335 

Maureen Glatz, Accounting Clerk 773.256.4254 

Usha Khakhkhar, Accounting Clerk 773.753.5303 



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Center for the Study of Religious Life 

Mary Charlotte Chandler, R.S.C.J., Director 773.752.2720 

Virginia Piecuch, Program Coordinator 773.752.2720 

Maria Alamillo, Administrative Assistant 773.752.2720 

Chicago Center for Global Ministries 

Mark Thompsen, Director 773.363.1342 

Joan Delaney, M.M., Assistant Director 773.363.1342 

Ray Finch, Associate Director 773.363.1342 

Ogbu Kalu, Associate Director 773.363.1342 

Continuing Education 

Opal Easter, Director 773.753.5337 

Depaul Genska, O.F.M., Program Assistant 773.753.5315 

Development Office 

William Booth, Director 773.753.7473 

Patricia Shevlin, Associate Director 773.753.5318 

Robert Moses, Administrative Assistant 773.753.7472 

Minnie Glasby, Development Staff Assistant 773.753.747 1 

D.Min. Program 

Edward Foley, Capuchin, Director 773.753.5333 

Educational Technology 

John Neville, Project Director 773.256.4253 

Peter Xu, Assistant 773.753.2569 

Emmaus Program 

Judy Logue, Director 113.153.7415 

Terry Stadler, Associate Director 113.153.1415 

Robert Wheeler, Associate Director 773.753.7475 

Events 

Mary Cross, Events Coordinator 773.753.5310 

Financial Aid 

Carmen Guzman, Financial Aid Coordinator 773.256.4255 

Hesburgh Sabbatical Program 

Director 773.753.5359 

JoAnn McCaffrey, Associate Director 773.753.7477 

Elizabeth Cope, Secretary 773.753.7476 



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Housing 

Linda Mosley, Housing Coordinator 773.753.5312 

Institute of Religious Formation 

Barbara Doherty, S.P., Director 773.256.4256 

Francis Landry, C.P., Associate Director 773.753.2560 

Nathan Venegas, Secretary 773.256.4257 

International Students 

Michel Andraos, Program Coordinator 773.753.5348 

M.A. Program 

Stephen Bevans, S.V.D., Director 773.753.5326 

M.A.P.S. Program 

Avis Clendenen, Director 773.753.5317 

M.Div. Program 

Dawn Nothwehr, O.S.F., Director 773.753.5336 

Maintenance 

Dan Ryan, Director 773.753.5301 

Marketing & Communications 

Pattie Wigand Sporrong, Director 773.753.53 19 

Daniel O'Connell, Webmaster, Tech Services 773.753.7471 

Stephanie Sinnott, Associate Director 773.753.7470 

President's Office 

Margaret Cassidy, Assistant to the President 773.753.5308 

Registrar 

Maria de Jesus Lemus, Registrar 773.753.5320 

Veronica Brand, Secretary to the Registrar 773.753.53 1 1 

Romero Scholarship Program 

Carlos Salmeron, Director 773.753.5348 

Student Services 

Linda Mosley, Student Services 773.753.53 12 

Tolton Scholarship Program 

Vanessa White, Director 773.753.7478 



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COMMUNITIES PARTICIPATING IN THE UNION 



AUGUSTINIANS 

Order of St. Augustine 

• Our Mother of Good Counsel Province 



Diocese of St. Nicholas of the 
Ukrainian Church 
Chicago 



Blessed Sacrament Fathers and 

Brothers 

Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament 

• St. Ann Province 

Capuchins 

Order of Friars Minor Capuchin 

• St. Joseph Province 



Divine Word Missionaries 
Society of the Divine Word 

• Chicago Province 

Franciscans 

• Assumption BVM Province 

• Sacred Heart Province 

• St. John the Baptist Province 



Carmelites 

Discalced Carmelite Friars 

Immaculate Heart of Mary Province 

Claretian Missionaries 

Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart 

of Mary 

• Eastern Province 

COLUMBANS 

Society of St. Columban 

• United States of America Province 

Comboni Missionaries 

Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of 

Jesus 

• North American Province 

Conventual Franciscans 
Order of Friars Minor Conventual 
St. Bonaventure Province 

Crosiers 

Canons Regular of the Order of the 

Holy Cross 

• St Odilia Province 



Franciscan Conventuals 
St. Bonaventure Province 

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers 
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of 
America, Inc. 

• United States Foundation 

Missionaries of the Precious Blood 
Society of the Precious Blood 

• Cincinnati Province 

NORBERTINES 

Canons Regular of Premontre 

• St. Norbert Abbey 

Oblates 

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate 

• United States of America Province 

Oratorians 

Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip 

Neri 

Rock Hill Province 



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Passionists 

Congregation of the Passion 

• Holy Cross - Western Province 

• St. Paul of the Cross - Eastern Province 



Spiritans 

Congregation of the Holy Ghost & 
the Immaculate Heart of Mary 
• Eastern Province 



Sacred Heart Fathers 
Congregation of the Priests of the 
Sacred Heart 
United States of America Province 

Redemptorists 

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer 

• Denver Province 

Sacred Heart Missionaries 
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart 

• United States of America Province 

SCALABRINIANS 

Missionaries of St. Charles 

• St. John the Baptist Province 



VlATORIANS 

Clerics of St. Viator 

• Chicago Province 

VlNCENTIANS 

Congregation of the Mission 
Midwest Province 

Xaverian Missionary 
Xaverian Missionaries 

• United States of America Province 

Society of the Precious Blood 

• Kansas City Province 



Servites 

Order of Friar Servants of Mary 

• United States of America Province 



Corporate Member of Catholic Theological Union 



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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



Rev. Thomas P. Reynolds, S.S.C. 
Society of Saint Columban 
Chicago, IL 

Rev. James E. Michaletz, C.S.V. 
Clerics of St. Viator 
Bourbonnais, IL 

Ms. Marjorie H. Stephan 

Manager 

American Engineering & Management 

Corporation 

Chicago, IL 

Rev. Richard Bayuk C.PP.S. 
Society of the Precious Blood 
Chicago, IL 

Rev. Francis Berna, O.F.M., Ph.D. 
Director, Graduate Religion 
LaSalle University 
Philadelphia, PA 

Mr. Robert L. Berner, Jr. 

Partner 

Baker & McKenzie 

Chicago, IL 

Rev. Paul Bernier, S.S.S. 
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament 
New York, NY 



Rev. James R. Braband, S.V.D. 

Secretary of Education, Recruitment and 

Formation 

Society of the Divine Word - Chicago 

Province 

Techny, IL 

Rev E. Michael Camilli, M.S.C. 

Rector 

Sacred Heart Villa 

Center Valley, PA 

Rev. Bernard Carlin, C.Ss.R. 

Redemptorists 

Chicago, IL 

Dr. Donna M. Carroll 
President 

Dominican University 
River Forest, IL 

Rev. David Cinquegrani, C.P. 
Retreat Director 

Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 
West Hartford, CT 

Rev Theodore Cirone, C.M.F. 

Co-Director 

Claret Center for Psychological 

Counseling & Spiritual Direction 

Chicago, IL 



Mr. Thomas J. Boodell, Jr. 

Partner 

Boodell and Domanskis, LLP 

Chicago, IL 



Mrs. Eleanor Clarke 
Lake Forest, IL 

Rev. Andrew Cribben, O. Praem. 
St. Norbert Abbey 
De Pere, WI 



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Rev. Louis Davino, O.F.M. 
Director of Priesthood Formation 
Holy Spirit Friary 
Chicago, IL 

Dr. Richard A. DeGraff 

Retired 

Lisle, IL 

Rev. Michael L. Doyle, O.S.M. 

Pastor 

Seven Holy Founders 

Affton, MO 

Mr. Daniel J. Foley 

Senior Vice President - Investment 

Executive 

Royal Bank of Canada - Dain Rauscher 

Chicago, IL 

Ms. Teri Gonzales-Lowry 

Communications and Development 

Associate 

Chicago Youth Centers 

Chicago, IL 

Mr. Fred Hofheinz 

Lilly Endowment, Inc. (Retired) 

Indianapolis, IN 

Rev. Claudio Holzer, c.s. 

Pastor 

St. Charles Borromeo Parish 

Melrose Park, IL 

Sr. Kathleen Hughes, R.S.CJ. 

Provincial 

Society of the Sacred Heart 

St. Louis, MO 

Br. William R. Hugo, Capuchin 
Franciscan Capuchin 
Province of St. Joseph 
Detroit, MI 



Rev. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S. 
Missionaries of the Precious Blood 
Chicago, IL 

Rev. Tod S. Laverty, O.F.M. 
Franciscan St. John Baptist Province 
Detroit, MI 

Rev. Richard M. Leliaert, O.S.C., 

Ph.D. 

Crosier Community of Riverview 

Riverview, MI 

Rev. Sebastian MacDonald, C.P. 
Congregation of the Passion 
Detroit, MI 

Mr. Anthony M. Mandolini 
KPMG (Retired) 
Glenview, IL 

Rev. Thomas F. Martin, O.S.A., Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor 

Department of Theology and Religious 

Studies 

Villanova University 

Villanova, PA 

Rev. James P. McCloskey, C.S.Sp. 
Vice President for University Relations 
Duquesne University 
Pittsburgh, PA 

Dr. Richard J. Meister 
DePaul University (Retired) 
Oak Park, IL 

Rev. Robert Moosbrugger, O.M.I. 
Provincial Treasurer 

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate 
Washington, DC 



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Mr. Daniel R. Murray 

Partner 

Jenner & Block, L.L.C. 

Chicago, IL 

Ms. Joan F. Neal 

Deputy Executive Director - US 

Programs 

Catholic Relief Services 

Baltimore, MD 

Rev. John B. Northrop, M.M. 
Co-Director - Orienaton Program 
Maryknoll Father and Brothers 
Maryknoll, NY 

Mr. Thomas M. Owens 
Owens Foundation 
Palos Heights, IL 

Rev. Aniello Salicone, S.X. 

St. Therese Catholic Chinese Mission 

Chicago, IL 

Sr. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F. 

Endowed Chair for the Social Scientific 

Study of Religion 

The St. Paul Seminary, University of St. 

Thomas 

St. Paul, MN 

Rev. Donald Senior, C.P. 

President 

Catholic Theological Union 

Chicago, IL 

Fidelis N. Umeh 

Chairman 

Versay Solution, LLC 

Deerfield, Illinois 

Ms. Mary-Frances Veeck 

Consultant 

Chicago, IL 



Rev. Thomas Vermiglio M.C.C.J. 
Seven Holy Founders Church 
Calumet Park, IL 



TRUSTEES EMERITI 

Hon. Richard D. Cudahy 

United States Court of Appeals for the 

Seventh Circuit 

Chicago, IL 

Mr. James Haugh 
American Capital, LLC 
Chicago, IL 

Mr. William Lawlor, III 
Smith Barney 
Chicago, IL 

Mr. John J. McHugh 

Attorney 

Michael Best & Friedrich 

Chicago, IL 

Mr. William E. Reidy 

Retired 

Winnetka, IL 

Ms. Peggy Roach 
Retired 
Waukegan, IL 

Mr. Edmund A. Stephan, Jr. 
Vice President 
Morgan Stanley 
Lincolnshire, IL 

Mr. Barry Sullivan 

Partner 

Jenner & Block, L.L.C. 

Chicago, IL 



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ACCREDITATION 



Incorporated in the State of Illinois as an Institution of Higher Education, 
November 27, 1967. 

Approved as a degree-granting institution by the Department of Higher Education, 
State of Illinois, September 1969. 

Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada 
[ATS], January 1972. ATS; 10 Summit Park Drive; Pittsburgh, PA 16275-1103; (412) 
788-6505. 

Accredited by the North Central Association of College and Secondary Schools [NCA], 
March 1972. NCA; 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400; Chicago, IL 60602-2504. (312) 
263-2456. 

Approved for Veterans' Benefits, Title 38, U.S. Code, Chapter 36, 
September 23, 1970. 

Authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students, October 28, 
1971. 

Qualified as a non-profit, tax exempt institution pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code, 
section 5018 (3). 

Member of the National Catholic Educational Association, the Association of Clinical 
Pastoral Education, the Midwest Association of Theological Schools, and the 
Association of Chicago Theological Schools 



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THE ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS 



Catholic Theological Union 
(Roman Catholic) 
5401 South Cornell Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60615-5698 
Tel: 773.324.8000 

Chicago Theological Seminary 
(United Church of Christ) 
5757 South University Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637-9990 
Tel: 773.752.5757 

Garrett-Evangelical Theological 

Seminary 

(United Methodist) 

2121 Sheridan Road 

Evanston, IL 60201-3298 

Tel: 800.736.4627 

Loyola University Chicago 
(Roman Catholic) 
Institute of Pastoral Studies 
820 North Michigan Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60611 
312.915.7400 

Lutheran School of Theology 

at Chicago 

(Evangelical Lutheran Church in 

America) 

1100 East 55th Street 

Chicago, IL 60615-5199 

Tel: 800.635.1116 



Meadville/Lombard Theological 

School 

(Unitarian Universalist Association) 

5701 South Woodlawn Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60637-1602 

Tel: 773.256.3000 

North Park Theological Seminary 
(Evangelical Covenant Church) 
3225 West Foster Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625-4895 
Tel: 773.244.6210 

Northern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 

(American Baptist Churches) 

660 East Butterfield Road 

Lombard, IL 60148-5698 

Tel: 630.620.2100 

Seabury- Western Theological 
Seminary 
(Episcopal Church) 
2122 Sheridan Road 
Evanston, IL 60201-2938 
Tel: 847.328.9300 

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 
of Trinity International University 
(Evangelical Free Church) 
2065 Half Day Road 
Deerfield, IL 60015-1283 
Tel: 847.945.8800 



McCormick Theological Seminary 
(Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.) 
5555 South Woodlawn Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637-1692 
Tel: 773.947.6300 



Univerisity of St. Mary of the Lake, 

mundelein seminary 

(Roman Catholic) 

1000 East Maple 

Mundelein, IL 60060-1174 

Tel: 847.566.6401 



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We will be able to serve you better if you call the following departments directly, and 
send your correspondence to the appropriate office. For information on faculty or to 
obtain e-mail addresses, visit the Catholic Theological Union website at www.ctu.edu. 



DEPARTMENTS 



Academic Dean's Office 

Academic Programs 

Master of Divinity 
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies 
Master of Arts in Theology 
Doctor of Ministry 

Admissions 

Alumni Relations 

Augustus Tolton Scholarship Program 

Bechtold Library 

Biblical Study/Travel Programs 

The Bernardin Center 

Business Office 

Catholic-Jewish Studies 

Catholic-Muslim Studies 

Certificate Programs 

Biblical Spirituality 

Health Care Mission Leadership 

Liturgical Studies 

Pastoral Studies 

Spiritual Formation 

Cross-Cultural Mission 

Chicago Center for Global Ministries 

Continuing Education 



773.753.5306 

773.753.5336 
773.753.5317 
773.753.5326 
773.753.5333 

773.753.5316 

773.753.5318 

773.753.7478 

773.753.5321 

773.753.5345 

773.684.1056 

773.753.5304 

773.753.5353 

773.256.4251 

773.753.5331 
773.753.5349 
773.753.5333 
773.753.5337 
773.753.5313 
773.256.4251 

773.753.2564 

773.753.5337 



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Development 773.753.7473 

Events 773.753.5310 

Faculty Personnel/Dean's Office 773.753.5306 

Financial Aid 773.753.5316 

Gifts and Bequests 773.753.7473 

Hesburgh Sabbatical Program 773.753.5359 

Hispanic Ministry 773.753.7474 

Housing 773.753.5312 

International Students 773.256.4259 

Institute of Religious Formation 773.256.4256 

Marketing & Communications 773.753.5319 

Oscar Romero Scholars Program 773.753.5348 

Peacebuilders Initiative 773.684. 1056 

President's Office 773.753.5308 

Reception Desk 773.324.8000 

Registrar 773.753.5320 

Student Services 773.753.5312 

Summer Institute 773.753.5337 

Transcripts 773.753.5311 



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DIRECTIONS TO CTU 

Catholic Theological Union is located on the southeast corner of 54th Street and Cornell 
Avenue in Chicago. One can reach CTU easily from Lake Shore Drive, the Dan Ryan 
Expressway (190-94), and the Chicago Skyway (190). 

Lake Shore Drive (from the south) 

Take Lake Shore Drive North. Exit at 57th Street. Go west to Hyde Park Boulevard. 
Turn north (right) on Hyde Park Boulevard. Take Hyde Park Blvd. to 54th Street. 
Turn west (left) on 54th Street to Cornell Avenue. 

Lake Shore Drive (from the north) 

Take Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at 53rd Street. Go west to Cornell Avenue. 

Turn south (left) on Cornell Avenue. Proceed to 54th Street. 

Dan Ryan Expressway (190-94) 

Take Dan Ryan Expressway north or south. Exit at Garfield Boulevard (55th Street). Go 
east on Garfield Boulevard, bearing left through the park. In Washington Park watch for 
the sign for 55th Street. Turn east (right) on 55th and proceed to Cornell Avenue. Turn 
north (left) on Cornell Avenue to 54th Street. 

Chicago Skyway (1-90) 

Exit at Stony Island. Continue north on Stony Island until it deadends in 56th Street. 
Turn east (right) on 56th to Cornell Avenue. Go one block and turn north (left) on 
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Chicago Center for Global Ministries 
Computer Center 
Courtyard Classrooms 
Courtyard Gallery 
Faculty and Administrative offices 
Founders Room 
Hesburgh Sabbatical Center 
Institute of Religious Formation 
Joan of Arc Chapel 
Mailboxes 
Residences 

5326 SOUTH CORNELL 

Hesburgh Sabbatical classrooms 
Institute of Religious Formation 

Lounge 
Residences 



5420 SOUTH CORNELL 
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Center for the Study of 

Religious Life 
Institute for Sexuality Studies 
National Coalition for Church 

Vocations 
National Religious Vocation 

Conference 
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Stauros USA 
Residences 

5413-15, SOUTH CORNELL 
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 

2004-2005 2005-2006 

Fall Semester 

Sept. 7 Classes Begin Sept. 6 

Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 21-25 

Dec. 18 Semester Ends Dec. 17 



January 



Jan. 10-24 or 


31 


Intensives 


Jan.17 




Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Spring Semester 


Feb.7 




Classes Begin 


March 21-27 




Spring Break 


May 21 




Semester Ends 



Jan.9-23 or 30 
Jan. 16 



Feb.6 

April 10-16 

May 20 



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INDEX 



Academic Advisors, 54 

Academic Calendar, 83 

Academic Information, 5 1 

Academic Policies, 54 

Academic Probation, 57 

Academic Programs, 27 

Accreditation, 77 

Administration, The, 69 

Administrative Offices & Staff, 69 

Admission and Advancement Criteria, 5 1 

Admissions Policies, 5 1 

Advanced Standing, 57 

Alumni/ae Relations, 62 

Appendix, 69 

Association of Chicago Theological 

Schools, 78 
Auditing Courses, 55 
Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry 

Program, The 1 1 
Augustus Tolton Scholarship Fund, 66 

Bechtold Library, 5 

Bernardin Center, 6 

Bernardin Scholarship, 65 

Bias-free Language, 55 

Biblical Languages and Literature, 

Course Offerings, 47 
Biblical Spirituality, Certificate, 38 
Biblical Study/Travel, 44; Fall Program, 

44; Spring Program, 44; The Holy 

Land Retreat, 44 
Board of Trustees, 74 



Catholic-Muslim Studies, 7 

Center for the Study of Religious Life, 8 

Center of Centers, 8 

Certificate Programs, 38 

Certificate Programs, Continuing 

Education, and Special Students, 

Specific Admissions 

Requirements, 53 
Chicago Center for Global Ministries, 8 
Claret Center Internship in Spiritual 

Direction, 45 
Communities Participating in the 

Union, 72 
Components of the Curriculum, 27 
Continuation Fee, 67 
Continuing Education, 40 
Core Curriculum, 28 
Course Offerings, 47 
Credit by Cross-Registration, 58 
Credit by Examination, 57 
Cross-Cultural Ministries, Course 

Offerings, 47 
Cross-Cultural Mission, Certificate, 39 
Curriculum, 27 

Degree Programs, 29 
Dennis Geaney Scholarship Fund, 66 
Department Phone Numbers, 79 
Directions to CTU, 81 
Diverse Neighborhood, A, 3 
Doctor of Ministry Program, Specific 
Admissions Requirements, 53 



Campus, 5 

Carroll Stuhlmueller Scholarship 

Fund, 66 
Catholic-Jewish Studies, 7 



Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program 
(D.Min.), 36; Program Design, 36; 
Concentrations, 37; Cross-Cultural 
Ministries, 37; Liturgy, 37; 



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Spirituality, 37; Program Structure, 37; 

Core Colloquia, 37; Electives, 38; 

Thesis-Project, 38; Evaluations, 38 
Educational Technology, 5 
Emmaus Program for Continuing Lay 

Formation, 10 
Evenings and Weekends, 40 
Extensions and Incompletes, 56 



International Applicants, Specific 
Admissions Requirements, 54 

International Students, 62 

International Women's Scholarship 
Fund, 66 

Introduction, 2 

Joseph CardinalBernardin Center, 6 



Faculty, 13 
Financial Aid, 65 
Financial Information, 65 
Food Service, 61 
Formation Council, 1 1 

General Academic M.A., 36 
General Admissions Requirements, 5 1 
General Information, 1 
Grades, 56 
Graduation, 58 
Grievances, 58 

Health Care Mission Leadership, 

Certificate, 39 
Hesburgh Sabbatical, 41 
Hispanic Ministry, 43 
Historical and Doctrinal Studies, Course 

Offerings, 48 
History, 1 

Holy Land Retreat, The, 44 
Housing, 61 
Hyde Park Joint Pan- African Ministries 

Program, 43 
Hyde Park, 4 

Identity, 2 

Independent Study, 56 
Individually-Designed Sabbatical 

Program, 41 
Institute for Black Catholic Studies, 46 
Institute for Liturgical Consultants, 43 
Institute for Sexuality Studies, 9 
Institute of Religious Formation, 41 



Leadership Seminars in Pastoral 

Administration, 40 
Liturgical Studies, Certificate, 39 
Louvain Study, 45 

Map, 82 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies 
Program (M.A.P.S.), 32; Formation, 
32; Areas of Concentration, 33; Course 
of Study, 33; Credit for Prior 
Learning, 33; Course of Study, 33; 
Foundational Core, 33; Comple- 
mentary Core, 33; Integrating Core, 34 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies 
Program, Specific Admissions 
Requirements, 52 

Master of Arts in Theology Program, 
Specific Admissions Requirements, 53 

Master of Arts Program (M.A.); 
Formation, 35; Areas of 
Concentration, 35 

Master of Divinity Program (M.Div.), 29; 
Formation, 29; Advising, 29; Course 
of Study, 30; Prerequisites, 30; 
Foundational and Complementary 
Core courses, 30; Integrating Core 
courses, 30; M.Div. Tracks I and II, 
3 1 ; Candidacy, 3 1 ; Concentrations, 32 

Master of Divinity Program, Specific 
Admissions Requirements, 52 

Ministers in the Vicinity, 66 

Ministry Study Programs, 42 

Mission, 2 

Mother Mary Catherine McAuley 



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Scholarship Fund, 66 
National Capital Semester for 

Seminarians, 45 
Native American Ministries, 43 
New Theology Review, 25 

Off-Campus Study, 44 

Off-Site Learning, 40 

Oscar Romero Scholars Program, The, 

Oscar Romero Scholarship Fund, 66 

Overseas Training Program, 44 



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Pastoral Studies, Certificate, 39 

Payment Policy, 67 

Philosophy Studies, Course Offerings, 47 

Plagiarism, 55 

Program Directors, 54 

Program Manuals, 54 

Recreational Facilities, 61 

Refund Policy, 67 

Registration, 55 

Research M.A., 35; Prerequisites, 35; 

Language Competence, 35; General 

Academic M.A., 36 

Sabbaticals, 41 

Scholarships, 65 

Setting, 2 

Special Programs and Resources, 6 

Specific Admissions Requirements, 52: 

Master of Divinity Program, 52; 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies 



Program, 52; Master of Arts in 
Theology Program, 53; Doctor of 
Ministry Program, 53; Certificate 
Programs, Continuing Education, and 
Special Students, 53; International 
Applicants, 54 

Spiritual Formation Programs, 9 

Spiritual Formation, Certificate, 39 

Spirituality and Pastoral Theology, 
Course Offerings, 48 

Spirituality Studies, 42 

Student Classification, 54 

Student Life, 61 

Student Representative Council, 62 

Student Services, 61 

Summer Institute, 40 

Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural 

Studies, 45 
Transcripts, 59 
Transfer Credit, 58 
Transfer of Courses Taken after 

Admission, 58 
Trustees Emeriti, 76 

University of Chicago Services, 61 

Visiting Scholars, 25 

Withdrawals, 55 

Word and Worship, Course Offerings, 49 

World Mission Program, 42 



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